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Each week, the Fire Blog will offer a trivia question and answer to boost your fire IQ:
Q: Why are fire hydrants different colors?
Think you know the answer? Post a comment and look for the answer on Monday!
A: Most often fire hydrants are painted different colors to allow firefighters to quickly identify water pressure of any fire hydrant. The four basic colors are red, yellow, blue, and green.
IMPORTANT INFO: Keeping Fire Hydrants Clear – Keeps You Safe!
Citizens have a part in helping Portland Fire & Rescue to protect life and property by maintaining a safe zone of clearance around fire hydrants. By doing so, you save time that it could take firefighters to locate an obstructed hydrant and get water on a fire. Just a few minutes spent looking for a fire hydrant can make a big difference in the outcome.
Here are some reminders:
November 16, 2009