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Greensboro Fire Department to Test Hydrants

Post Date:03/31/2008

Contact: Leslie Lippa
Phone: 336-574-4088

GREENSBORO, NC -- (March 31, 2008) -- The Greensboro Fire Department will begin its semi-annual fire hydrant tests on April 1 and will continue testing through April 30. All city hydrants will be checked as routine maintenance only. Because of Greensboro’s current water restrictions, there will be no flowing of the hydrants. Hydrant testing must be conducted during normal operating hours, so residents may see fire trucks in their neighborhoods.

This kind of testing not only ensures the protection of Greensboro's citizens, it also is an evaluation indicator used by the Insurance Services Office, which rates cities according to the fire protection they offer. The ISO rating resulted in the elevation of the Greensboro Fire Department to a Class 1 protection rating in 1992, the best rating possible. Greensboro Fire has maintained this top rating since that time.

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