How much water comes out of a broken fire hydrant?

Hydrants can flow anywhere from 500 up to 1,500 gallons per minute. At the high end, that means 25 gallons of water are coming out every second.

How much water comes out of a fire hydrant per minute?

between 1,000 and 1,499 gallons per minute.

What happens if you crash into a fire hydrant?

The fine for damaging a fire hydrant is approximately $1,000. However, some cities may also tack on the cost of wasted water if you hit a hydrant and water bursts.

What kind of water comes out of a fire hydrant?

Fire hydrants are connected to the drinking water distribution system which means that the water that comes out of the hydrants to be used to fight fires is the same high quality treated water that comes out of your faucet at home. This system needs to be cleaned and tested peri- odically.

How much water comes out of a fire hose per minute?

The 1 1/2-inch double jacket fire hose provides 5.06 gallons per minute per dry pound of hose (150 GPM / 29.6 lbs dry = 5.06 GPM/pound). While 150 GPM may be plenty in many situations, this hose trades ease of use for lower flow rates.

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Why are fire hydrants GREY?

In some places, the tops of fire hydrants are painted different colours to let firefighters know how many gallons per minute, or GPM, a hydrant is able to deliver. The higher the GPM, the better the hydrant will be at fighting bigger fires. Blue usually marks the highest GPM, and red the lowest!

How heavy is a fire hydrant?

It is heavy, but varies in size. According to the company, it could be anywhere from 700 to 800 lbs.

How do you calculate fire flow?

Fire flow = length X width ÷ 3



This formula is most easily applied if the estimated square footage of the entire structure is used to determine an approximate fire flow for the total structure and is then reduced accordingly for various percentages of fire involvement.

What happens if you damage a guardrail?

Even though guardrails are intended to protect you from further damage when you crash by absorbing impact and deflecting the car, they can end up causing you more harm depending on how you hit them. In fact, sometimes the metal of the guardrails come apart and can spear a vehicle when struck.

What happens if you hit a pole and leave?

A driver is required to immediately stop whenever there is an accident, even if the driver leaving the scene was not at fault or there was no damage or injury. This is the law in most states, including California. Leaving the scene of an accident (Hit and Run) can be charged as a misdemeanor or felony in California.

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What happens if you crash into a light pole?

When a car crashes into a power pole, the pole may fall down, lines may fall on your car or nearby, and the area around your car may become charged with electric energy. If you stepped out of the car in this scenario, your body would become the path to ground for the electricity, and you could be electrocuted.

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