On June 18, 2020 we will be given the opportunity to present our proposed modifications to NFPA 291, modifications we believe will provide clear guidance for the flow testing of hydrants and give fire protection professionals another method of keeping their constituents safe.  The current method of testing hydrants described in NFPA 291 is the […]

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            By: Fred Grenning, The Hose Monster Company The purpose of this document is to present a case for modifying NFPA and AWWA standards related to Fire Flow Testing of Hydrants so that identifying inoperative hydrants and inadequate water supplies can be done in the most efficient and economical way.   […]

By Jeff Hodson https://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/officials-investigate-why-hydrants-didnt-work-in-west-seattle-fire/ Seattle Public Utilities and the Fire Department are investigating what went wrong Saturday when two hydrants failed as firefighters battled a West Seattle house fire. The house was a complete loss, and one firefighter was slightly injured. The homeowners were on vacation. Seattle Public Utilities and the Fire Department are investigating […]

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