Where fire hydrants are located on private property the responsibility for maintenance is with the owner, occupier or operator of the site. Typical examples of sites where this would be applicable are hospitals, university campuses, large warehouse & distribution sites, retail parks, private industrial estates, major manufacturing facilities etc. Underground hydrants require regular inspection and occasional maintenance to ensure that they will work in an emergency. Since 1989, it has been the responsibility of a building’s owner / occupier to keep its hydrant systems in working order.
As per NFPA 25, our inspection procedure includes the following:
In addition to the inspection, a flow test is performed using the accepted methods by the local jurisdiction, including environmental safeguards. The test includes: