Nestled between a fence and the building it protects, is this elaborate array of fire suppression infrastructure. I like fire suppression equipment (see Colorful Fireplugs, Street and Parking Lot Hydrants, Open Hydrant, On the Road Again – and Fireplugs, Fire Plugs, Yellow Hydrant Sculpture).
It is rare to see installation of new fire hydrants. They are (literally) fixtures in our environment. They should last forever. There are few moving parts which could be easily replaced if the hydrant should fail. Below is a glimpse of the infrequent process of replacing an aging (obsolete? damaged?) fire plug.
These hydrants, water meters and standpipes serve two potential fire venues, the street and the parking lot. I wonder if this arrangement was planned. Other photographic captures are found in the following posts: Fire Plugs, Fireplugs, the Beginning, Shiny Standpipe, What Luck!, Colorful Fireplugs, Fire Hydrant, From the Top.
I have trouble resisting shiny things. This bright red fire hydrant is located between my house and the Post Office. The sun caught it just right and I could not just walk by without snapping it. I’ve lost track of the number of photographs in my fireplug (also known as hydrant or standpipe) series. Other […]
Another in a continuing series of fire suppression equipment photographs I came across this lovely pair of standpipes during one of my morning walks. The thought of kinship between them immediately came to mind. Mum is standing over the little squirt, as if protecting him.
Most of the standpipes that I photograph look the same. I came upon a different one today. (See Standpipe Portrait, Colorful Fireplugs, Yellow Hydrant Sculpture, Fire Plugs.) I guess I like it because it’s nice and shiny.
I’m always on the lookout for fire suppression equipment. Today was a bonanza. I found a fireplug AND a standpipe right next to each other. The fire department doesn’t have to go far to hook up.
Are you going to believe your own eyes or the sign on this hydrant? This “open” hydrant is secured with a padlock!
From whom is this hydrant hiding? Hopefully not the fire department.
I can’t resist bright shiny things. Bright yellow things will do just as well, however. I could not resist taking a snapshot of this wonderful fire hydrant. I’m sure it was designed to attract attention of the fire department should they need a standpipe.