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Hydrant History: The Great Fire of Rome, 64 AD

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Hydrant History: The Great Fire of Rome, 64 AD A Glimpse into Firefighting Tactics in the Roman Empire   One of the first large fires of recorded history gives an example of how dramatically an urban landscape can change after demolition by flames. Like the California of today, Rome had been suffering years of drought […]

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Hydrant History: Introduction

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Fire. Water. Hydrant History, pictures of London and Rome fires, old fire truck and Hydrant guard valve attachment

Hydrant History: Introduction A Series on the History of Firefighting, Fire and Water Reform, and Hydrant Technology Hydrant Guard is grateful for the work of water agencies and fire departments. Our above-grade check valves work with municipal water systems to provide a solution to hydrant shears. Those same water systems have evolved over centuries to […]

Employees

Hydrant Guard Founder Melvin Plummer Awarded The Presidential Lifetime Achievement Award 

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Mel Plummer, Founder of Hydrant Guard, Receiving the President's Lifetime Achievement Award

Melvin Plummer, founder of Hydrant Guard®, received the President’s Lifetime Achievement Award in recognition of over 6500 hours of public service over the past five decades. The ceremony took place on September 10, 2022, in Inglewood CA. Recipients of the Presidential Lifetime Achievement Award are honored by Americorps and Points of Light because their service […]

Events

Recap of OCWA Operator Expo 2022

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Hydrant Guard presenting at the OCWA Operator Summit 2022

The Orange County Water Association (OCWA) 2022 Operator Expo held at the Rattlesnake Reservoir was well-attended by over 200 water operators from all over the Orange County region. It allowed Hydrant Guard to present directly to these front-line operators as it became apparent the majority had a familiarity and/or are currently in the process of […]

Updates

Hydrant Guard Update: Q1 2022

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Hydrant Guard check valve test

From a milestone functional test to a fantastic set of in-person events, 2022 is already a busy year for the Hydrant Guard team. Read on to find out what we’ve been up to, and what’s still to come in the summer season. Hydrant Guard Passes the Tests Walnut Valley Water District conducted a number of tests […]

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Happy Holidays from Hydrant Guard

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Hydrant Guard in snow globes holiday graphic

The Hydrant Guard team is grateful for a very productive year, and we couldn’t have done it without you! We are humbled by the feedback we have received and encouraged by the partnerships we’ve made throughout the year. While we haven’t yet eliminated water loss due to sheared hydrants, we’ve gotten closer to that goal […]