Why aren’t all Fire Hydrants Red?

The consistency of fire hydrant color coding is widely varied by localities and jurisdictional preferences. It is also governed by many national agencies like American Water Works Association (AWWA), Occupation Safety, Health Administration (OSHA), National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) and the International Codes council (ICC) to name a few.  Typically, there are three types of fire hydrants, public, private and yard.

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