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Fire Hydrant Testing

Post Date:03/02/2016
Fire Hydrant Maintenance

March 2, 2016 – In a proactive effort to continue to provide superior protection for Odessans and their property, the Odessa Fire Department will begin testing fire hydrants during the month of March.

The biannual testing is recommended to insure the maximum effectiveness of hydrants during emergencies. Throughout the month firefighters will flush the hydrants, check the flow, paint and perform routine service. Hydrants in need of repair or replacement are also identified during the testing.

The Odessa Fire Department voluntarily complies with the recommended hydrant testing by the Insurance Services Office (ISO), which results in lower insurance rates for homes and businesses.

Drivers are encouraged to use an alternate route while firefighters are testing a hydrant.

For more information contact Andrea Goodson, Public Information Coordinator, at 432.257.0537.
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