OBSTRUCTION OF FIRE HYDRANTS AND PROTECTION APPLIANCES


The Florida Fire Prevention Code, NFPA 1, requires that fire hydrants be kept accessible to the fire department at all times. “No person shall place or keep any post, fences, vehicle, growth, vegetation, trash or storage of any other materials that would obstruct the hydrant and hinder or prevent its immediate use by fire department personnel.” (FFPC NFPA 1:

18.5.7.1)

Clearance requirements for fire hydrants are 36 in (914 mm) all the way around the hydrant.

These clearances prevent delays in finding and using fire hydrants and fire protection equipment.