Fire Hydrant Assessment (Maintenance-ISO Compliance)

Hydrants should be inspected on a regular basis, at least once a year. To maintain ISO certification, twice a year inspections need to be performed. Dry-barrel hydrants require two inspections per year, summer and winter, to mitigate the possibility of water freezing in the barrel.  This is especially important in areas with high ground water where proper drainage could be affected. 

Insurance ratings and ISO certifications are based in part, on the condition of the hydrants, and how closely they meet the standards for operation. Public safety depends on the ability to identify malfunctioning hydrants and being able to repair them in a timely fashion.

Below is a general description of the type of information gathered during an inspection to determine the condition of the hydrant, and would be used to schedule any necessary repairs:

  • Appearance

  • Accessibility

  • Location

  • Leakage

  • Functionality

All of the information regarding the hydrant, the inspection, and the repair work, will be summarized in a detailed report.  All inspection data will be managed using web-based Pro-Hydrant® lite software, which allows for remote access to all of the hydrant inspection and maintenance records.  Pro-Hydrant® lite software is currently in development.  Updates will be provided as they become available.

For a more detailed description of our procedures for inspecting fire hydrants, please contact M.E. Simpson Co., Inc.