Fire Hydrants, or hydrant outlets, are installed within the building to enable firefighters to connect their hoses to a water supply to fight fires. Fire hydrants may be of the dry type which are empty in normal situations, but are charged with water supplied through fire brigade’s pumping appliance to the inlet at ground level in the building perimeter during emergency.
Building height generally determines which type is used. It is also important in the planning stage to ensure that an external source of water supply, such as street hydrants, is within reasonable distance from the building. The fire service should not have to travel far for an external water source. This is the use of first aid fire fighting equipment such as hose reels accompanying the manual alarm call point, the portable fire extinguishers etc. They are meant to be the first line of defence by the occupants themselves who spot the fire before the arrival of fire brigades and are designed to enable a person with little or no training to tackle a fire in its very early stages.
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Fire Hydrants, or hydrant outlets, are installed within the building to enable firefighters to connect their hoses to a water supply to fight fires.
sprinkler water spray includes combustible materials to prevent further fire spread and displacement of combustible vapour and oxygen steam.