Private Fire Hydrants are located on private water mains that are not the responsibility of the local Water Company or the Fire and Rescue Service. These are generally located on large sites such as hospitals, military establishments, showgrounds and industrial estates, but may also be installed to provide cover for specific risk properties. Private Hydrants are the responsibility of the owners/occupiers on whose land they are installed.
They should be easily identified by a yellow “H” sign and yellow hydrant cover with “FH” moulded into its cover. A Fire Hydrant is typically used by the fire brigade to replenish fire tender water tanks and for direct feed via a standpipe to flat lay hoses.
Hydrants to undergo an annual test and inspection and a 6 monthly inspection by a competent person to ensure the hydrant remains ready and in a working condition for brigade use.