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    Default NFPA For Hydrant Coverage

    Does anyone know what the NFPA is for hydrant coverage in an area?..
    And how in the world would you figure it out?.. Especially if your a rural community?..

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    Got people coming over soon so can't detail it but NFPA 1142 is the Standard on Water Supplies for Suburban and Rural Fire Fighting. If you go to www.nfpa.org and go to Codes and Standards Document Listing you can view the codes after you click on them. Can't print or copy, but you can at least browse through.

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    You need to be refering to AWWA (American Water Works Association) standards and IOS (www.isomitigation.com) for hydrant location/interval info.

    See also www.firehydrant.org A great web site.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BC79er
    Got people coming over soon so can't detail it but NFPA 1142 is the Standard on Water Supplies for Suburban and Rural Fire Fighting. If you go to www.nfpa.org and go to Codes and Standards Document Listing you can view the codes after you click on them. Can't print or copy, but you can at least browse through.
    1142 is pretty much a primer on rural water supply (and pretty good/progressive).

    I think he is more looking for established stds such as max of 300ft from any structure to hydrant/hydrants that meet fire flow requirement, max spacing between hydrants of 500ft (unless FD uses LDH and can demonstrate for ISO they can meet fireflow reqirement using LDH and available hydrants/alternative water supply).

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    They don't have many where Eddie is at, they're working a tanker app with me through the dealer I work with. Since he was at my seminar in Little Rock I told him he had to at least make an attempt to write something since I just taught him how to do it. Part of the learning process is take what you learn and apply it.

    He's on the right track, I guess he wasn't sleeping as much as I thought.

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