The fire hydrant system is a staple in emergency relief situations. It’s absolutely essential for fire department crews to have clear and direct access, as there’s usually a need for them. This access allows crews to latch on and blast water out to flamed areas. There are plenty of things in place that lead to having a working fire hydrant system.
The hydrant is a major component of the fire hydrant system. It’s the central point of everything that occurs, as it brings the hose together with the supply of water. The hydrants themselves possess a valve that allows firemen to easily turn the water on or off when it’s necessary.
Water Supply and Storage
With a fire hydrant system, an obvious function is the need for a consistent water supply. If water is used up during a situation, there should be a system in place that automatically refills the supply. It could be in the form of pipes underground or a dam, but need for a source will always be there.
In the case of a fire emergency, a fire hose is a necessity. Depending on the situation, a fire hose will quickly attach to the nearest hydrant. This gives the fire crew the ability to reach various spots with the water.
The makeup of fire hydrant systems calls for a booster. The booster does exactly what its name suggests: it pumps in extra water. A typical installation wouldn’t really see an external booster, but some systems prefer the opposite.
Aside from everything that physically goes into the system, the block plan is also a key part of the process. It’s simply a map of all the important ingredients that one would need, such as additional fire hydrants or water supplies. You also get the ability to see the finer details of the system, like the year of installation and contractor.
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