We’ve all seen that stereotypical fire hydrant gushing water on the corner of a busy intersection. Unfortunately for us, it’s not just vehicle collisions that can cause damage to a fire hydrant.
Lack of lubrication of the hydrant’s operating mechanism, lodging of a small stones or objects in the seat gasket, eroded chains or caps, vandalism, and even loose paint can prevent a hydrant from working properly. Even worse, the danger could be invisible, such as a contractor working on a water line who forgets to reopen hydrant tap valves. In any case, when lives are on the line and seconds count, the fire department needs immediate access to a working hydrant. For that reason, the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) standards require regular fire hydrant inspections.
Using Firebrand Pro fire inspection software to keep track of fire hydrant inspections, you can ensure that your fire hydrants are properly maintained to their original functioning. Firebrand Pro can help you monitor, inspect, track repairs, communicate with work teams, and report results, keeping you and your company compliant with national fire standards and fire codes. For more information, contact us to arrange a free demonstration of Firebrand Pro fire protection software.