How do we test a fire hydrant?

In order to determine that a fire hydrant is capable of meeting fire flow requirements, Danville Fire Department employees must open the hydrants and discharge water from the hydrant at a very high flow rate.

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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?