Cincinnati to Develop Plan for Hydrant Testing

(Cincinnati, OH) Cincinnati’s fire department and water department may soon need to develop a plan to test hydrants for water flow, but it’s something the city should have been doing for years.

Covington Fire goes a step further. It has a system in place called Active911. There are iPads in each fire unit. You click on the address of the fire, and it shows where the fire hydrants are nearby and exactly what color code they are — orange, red, blue or green — and they will know exactly what the flow is before they get to the fire. It would have been great information for the Cincinnati Fire Department when it tried to fight that fire in North Avondale, perhaps saving them valuable minutes.

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