A well considered article by David R. Blossom, ALCM, CFPS, CFII posted at www.FireEngineering.com answers this question. Click on the link to the website, then Search for the Keywords “weakest link.” (Free registration required to read the article.) Quote: “The old adage that a chain is only as strong as its weakest link is a perfect description of fire protection systems. However, can you think of a more potentially weaker and extremely important link than a hydrant that doesn’t work?
In a joint project developed by the Fire Department and GIS staff of the City of Euless, Texas, GPS (global positioning satellite) technology was used to benefit both groups and better maintain city fire hydrants. Read this online article.
Hydrant Doctor® is looking to obtain the upper barrel (nozzle section) of some older model fire hydrants. I am currently looking for the following models: Kennedy K10 or K12 w/bolted flange, 3-way connection with mechanical nozzle fitting, also: Darling B50 or B62 B as well. Will make fair offer to obtain. Will travel within fair distance to pick up these items. Contact me at this website with your offer. Email to Info@HydrantDoctor.com, or use the form on our Contact Page.
Backflow preventers, their testing and repairing are an important part of protecting public health. Hydrant Doctor has achieved ASSE Certification to better serve you. Visit our Backflow Preventers page for more information
Hydrant Doctor® is now an approved distributor of the Hydrant Hat. Approved by Fire Chiefs, the Hydrant Hat is a patented Fire Hydrant protection device designed to reduce maintenance costs and protect the hydrant from inclement weather and harsh environments. Hydrant Hat protects from snow, ice, rain, sun and weed growth around the hydrant. For more information, including a demo video, visit www.Hydrant-Hat.com. Your fire hydrants are an expensive investment. Protect that investment and make it last longer with Hydrant Hat. Contact the Hydrant Doctor® today!
The Hydrant Doctor® is in need of Darling Valve B-50-B, 5 inch Nozzle Sections. If you have old parts and are looking for a buyer, please contact us today. These fire hydrants were first put into use in 1950, but many are still in on the street today, and with a little care and a few spare parts may last for decades yet to come.