Fire hydrant pump systems (also known as fire pumps, hydrant boosters, fire water pumps) provide the most effective means of manual fire suppression when controlled by Fire Brigade personnel. Availability of fire hydrants is essential to fire protection. Fire hydrants may be used to control the spread of a fire, protect neighbouring properties and extinguish an outbreak of fires. The fire hydrant systems are access points that allow fire authorities to connect hoses and quickly disperse large amounts of water to extinguish flames.
Fire Hydrant systems need to be regularly inspected, tested and maintained to ensure continued readiness for use.
In order to have a working fire hydrant system there are several components that should be in place: