The first thing most people think about when they hear ‘Fire Hydrant’ are those typical red ones, that stand above ground, that are home to the US. So many people ask the question – what does a fire hydrant look like?
Fire Hydrants are a common sight in the US; they are usually so brightly painted that you could hardly miss them! But they are not so commonly recognised in the UK because they are most often located underground. The location of a fire hydrant is marked by a square yellow sign with a ‘H’ on.
A fire can break out almost anywhere unexpectedly, so it is important for the fire service to have a large supply of water that is easily accessible. These yellow signs indicate exactly where these points of access are.
So, although those little yellow ‘H’’s may not look very exciting, they are super important.
To comply with UK regulations, fire hydrants should be checked and maintained by professionals. Regular fire hydrant inspection and maintenance enables fire fighters to have access to the tools they need to save lives. Total Safe offers fire hydrant testing throughout Essex. Get in touch with us to arrange a free consultation.