3 articles about the water hydrants. First article goes over the numerous water hydrant in the author's community. Second goes over the water supply in a rural area. And the third, goes over about training. The articles show some pictures.
19-page document that discuss about hydraulics and water supply. It includes, definition, characteristics, distribution system, hydrants, volume and tools for hydrant operation.
San Francisco water supply one of the intricate and bests supply systems in the country
56 page PDF US department of defense water supply sources and water distribution
Video length: 5-minute video going over water supply how we get our water and hoe its distributed
An article about the water supply definition, history and standardization.
Video length: 5 min. A video about the water supply and managing the water supply.
Video length: 52 min 19sec. This video discusses the impact on a community when a fire department applies to improve their Insurance Services Office (ISO) rating. Also included are segments on identifying water supply sites and modifying those sites to ensure water availability throughout the changing seasons, training within the fire department and among mutual aid departments to develop a strong, uninterrupted flow of water to the incident, and adapting plans for rural communities and those undergoing change.
17-page about the water plans and supporting documents of the Colorado Springs Fire Department. The fire department together with the Colorado Springs Utilities work closely reviewing hundreds of water plans each year to ensure that minimum design criteria are met. The major goal of the water system plan reviews conducted by the CSFD is to insure adequate fire flow and the number of hydrants meet the minimum requirements of the adopted codes and ordinance of the City of Colorado Springs.
Video length: 20 min 10 secs. This training video for fire departments shows various approaches to using water wisely for reducing interface structure loss. Using Water Effectively in the Wildland/Urban Interface can help change the way fire departments address the risk to interface residences and structures, through Firewise preparation and mitigation before a wildfire threatens a community. The video is incredibly valuable and informative to show different ways of using water effectively in interface firefighting and provides examples of techniques or strategies including planning and locating water sources, accessing those water sources for supply; and testing and maintaining the source. Some of the tactics shown include: developing quick engine fill sites, making the best use of limited water, proper use of foams and gels, mobile water delivery using various extinguishing options, and site preparation to reduce water needs.