In the county??

United States
July 14, 2010 4:24pm CST
So... I was driving today.. headed to my mystery shopper job thingy I had 2 do earlier this morning.. next city over.. maybe like 20 minutes. And I noticed something I had never before seen in my life. WHEN did they start putting fire hydrants in the county in the like middle of nowhere?? No curb or nothing?? I had never seen anything like that before. It is a very smart idea I think and they should've came up with it sooner.. but it should be like that everywhere. Why only certain select parts?? I would imagine that if someone's house were burning down in the country... I guess it'd just burn down??
3 responses
@sallyj (1228)
• United States
21 Jul 10
No i have not seen this, but i do know that some places pump water from one town to another and a hydrant could easily be put every so often in case of a fire. It sure would save some homes and barns. Here the fire department has to carry water and it takes quite a bit of time to go back and fill up, so larger fires means a large loss.
• United States
21 Jul 10
I didn't think about it like that. The fire hydrants COULD merely be a channel/outlet for these underground waterpipe lines that you speak of. That seems logical. And as I've stated before, I feel like it is an excellent idea and I wish that they did that everywhere because it would save a lot of people's homes and a lot of nature!! Thanks for sharing your views!!
@spalladino (17925)
• United States
14 Jul 10
Down here in Florida we don't have hydrants out in the country because we have thousands of miles of canals all over and the Fire Dept.'s pumper trucks can pump water from there to fight a fire. I believe other rural counties have this same kind of equipment where they're able to get water from other sources.
• United States
14 Jul 10
Awww that's cool.. I'm sure that took a long time and lots of $$$ to build but I'm also sure that the residents there appreciate that and benefit from it very much. I don't think we have anything like that around here... not the way fire trucks and ambulances be flying around ready to wreck everyone. But that would be pretty cool! Thanks for sharing!!
• United States
14 Jul 10
I'm not from the country however don't most country home's have water wells or a close water source near by? I think fire hydrants are mainly for the city where there isn't a large water source near by. Just my thoughts on that.
• United States
14 Jul 10
I was in the sticks... once I hit the highway... I beared off to a country highway... by houses.. convenience stores in the backwoods and there were fire hydrants ever so often in the grass.. And I guess since I'm not used to seeing it.. It just seemed weird to me. lol Some of the places that I was passing by weren't like... country farms or anything. Some were trailers and I doubt they had wells.. but maybe. Thanks for your comment!!