Why do we test fire hydrants?

Testing ensures that hydrants are in full working order and verifies their flow capacity. Someone could also accidentally turn off the fire hydrant water valve and it would not be noticed until it is needed during a fire.

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1. Why do we test fire hydrants?
2. How do we test a fire hydrant?
3. What will the Fire Department be testing?
4. How does this affect the area where the testing takes place?
5. What should you do while hydrants are being tested on your street?