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Fire Hydrant System Maintenance

To discuss specifics or arrange a quote contact our Sales Manager Kiel McGovern on 0477 388 873 or email kiel@futurafire.com.au

Why good maintenance matters

Poor maintenance of essential fire safety measures is one of the leading causes of delays in submitting an Annual Fire Safety Statement (AFSS), and delays in submission of an AFSS for your facility can be more than just a headache, they can incur real financial costs in the form of fines. If you need assistance in submitting a Stay of Infringement (SOI) contact Futura Fire to discuss options that suit your business requirements.

Is my fire hydrant system being maintained correctly?

Maintenance of fire hydrant systems is governed by AS1851, but what does that mean? How can you tell if you are currently getting the service you are paying for? Here is a non-exhaustive look at some of the things your service contractor should be doing as part of their routine servicing.


Monthly servicing of fire hydrant systems is only required if the hydrants are connected to a pumpset. Every month your service provider should:

  • Check all isolating valves and pressure switches are secured in the correct position

  • Start the pumps using both automatic and manual starting devices

  • Record the starting pressures of the pumps


Every six months your service provider should:

  • Operate all water supply valves and check they are locked fully open

  • Check all hydrant valves are in good condition

  • Check all hydrants valves have an appropriate connection for the fire brigade to connect to

  • Check the block plan for legibility and appropriate location


Every year your service provider should:

  • Complete all six-monthly items

  • Open all hydrants to prove the presence of water at each point

  • Conduct flow rate testing on the hydrant system

  • Survey exposed sections to check for damage and corrosion

  • Check for obstructions that could impede operation of or access to the hydrants

  • Check that hydrant design remains appropriate for the building

The Futura Fire advantage

We work hard to ensure we can distinguish ourselves from our competition

  • Industry wide connections

    Futura Fire sources products from a wide variety of suppliers to ensure that we can always provide the best solution for your specific requirements.

  • Cost effective solutions

    Our deep relationships with suppliers allows us to provide the service and quality you expect with a lower overhead. Additionally, Futura Fire employees are not paid commission, so you can have confidence you aren't being oversold.

  • 24/7 Support

    We have technicians available 24/7 to ensure you get all the post-service support you need