You may have noticed that fire hydrants are not all the same color.
Neither is the article rubbish, nor are Firefighters stupid. ComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. I was 9 and my dad was on the scene first and did just that, while off duty at the time!
While that sounds like a lot, a typical fire truck pump holds about 500 gallons, and they run out of water in about 15 seconds. I found this article very interesting. HubPages and Hubbers authors may earn revenue on this page based on affiliate relationships and advertisements with partners including Amazon, Google, and others. Edit Article Add New Article.
If you do not have fire hydrants in your area don't worry, the fire department can still get plenty of water in most cases. Forgot Password?
February 27, 2019 5: Many firemen found themselves at a huge fire and not enough water. Questions must be on-topic, written with proper grammar usage, and understandable to a wide audience.
Post a comment. Log In. Known as NFPA 291, it says fire hydrants using public water supply systems should be painted chrome yellow, and their tops and caps should indicate the available GPM. October 6, 2018 1: Very interesting topic. No firefighter in his or her right mind would ever say something stupid like that.
So glad you all enjoyed it. Mohammed Azhar June 18, 2017 1: Gary Chobanian March 1, 2013 6: Well you would be correct but honestly getting water to the fire truck and on to the fire is a struggle in many cases. You have to freak with several factors including time and money and politicians. They have their own hydrant body color system, and an arrow system indicating higher pressure hydrants.
You need to watch your comments about police officers. Some hydrants have the water caps painted different colors to distinguish the waters pressure. David Rouleau October 16, 2017 10: