Celebrating Fire Hydrants

Celebrating the Fire Hydrant in all its variations and locations.
"He also serves who only stands and waits." John Milton

If you would like to add a picture of a fire hydrant from your area, send it to MundaneFotos@yahoo.com
or post a picture on your blog and leave me a comment. If you don't mind, please include the location of the fire hydrant: city, state/province, country. I reserve the right to crop the photos if needed. Photos of fire hydrants actually used to fight a fire will be given a preference (details appreciated). Photos that include firefighters are even better.

Sunday, February 07, 2016

Original Hot Mail Account

This is a mail box on a fire hydrant several miles outside Chester, Illinois.

This may be the first Hot Mail account.

Thanks, Bill.

Tuesday, July 09, 2013

Protecting The Alamo

Protecting the Alamo in San Antonio, Texas.

Thanks, Bill.

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Little Boy in Walsh, IL

Fire Hydrant in Walsh, Illinois


Saturday, September 11, 2010

Conference Center

Fairview Heights, IL

Saturday, November 17, 2007

Fairfax, VA

Red Fire Hydrant in Fairfax, VirginiaFire hydrant in Faifax, Virginia.

Saturday, October 13, 2007

Clackamas, OR

Fire Hydrant, Clackamas, Oregon
Fire Hydrant near Larsen's Creamery, Clackamas, Oregon.


Monday, January 15, 2007

Viva Las Vegas

Fire Hydrant in Las Vegas, Nevada
Las Vegas, Nevada

Monday, May 29, 2006

French Fire Hydrant

Red Fire Hydrant in FranceThis is a fire hydrant in France.

Merci, Pascal.

Thursday, March 02, 2006

Green And Yellow

Green and Yellow Fire HydrantGreen and yellow fire hydrant hiding in the shade.

Sunday, February 12, 2006

Three Are Better Than One

Three stand pipes in ChicagoThree stand pipes in Chicago. Are they still worried about Mrs. O'Leary's cow?

03/11/2006 Correction. I spoke with a fire fighter. These are not stand pipes and they are not fire hydrants. They are sort of the opposite. You put water into these instead of taking water out. These probably connect to the sprinkler system inside this building. If too many sprinkler heads go off in a fire, there may not be enough water from the normal source to supply all the sprinkler heads. Fire fighters can pump more water into the system through these.

If I've still got this wrong, I hope a fire fighter or someone who knows will post a correction.

Tuesday, February 07, 2006

Under Construction

Recently installed fire hydrant with pipes and underground cutoff valve showing in open trench.Recently installed fire hydrant.

Friday, February 03, 2006

Tamper Proof

Fire hydrant with red tamper resistant cap of the hose connectionFire hydrant with tamper resistant cover. I wonder how you get it off?

Tuesday, January 31, 2006

On The Hill

Fire hydrant painted in the colors of the Italian flagFire hydrant located in "The Hill" area of St. Louis, MO. A neighborhoold known for its many restaurants. The color scheme pays homage to The Hill's Italian heritage.

This fire hydrant is just off the steps of the Greek/Italian restaurant and bar, Anthonino's Taverna.

Wednesday, January 25, 2006


Fire Hydrant in Calvary Cemetery, St. Louis, MOCalvary Cemetery
St. Louis, MO, USA

Sunday, January 22, 2006

Radio Controlled?

Fire Hydrant with Radio Antenna
Radio Controlled?

Freeport, IL, USA

Friday, January 06, 2006

Chicago, IL, USA

Red Fire Hydrant in Chicago, IL
Chicago, IL, USA

Huntley, IL, USA

Standing tall in Huntley, IL, USA

Thanks, Kelly

Friday, December 30, 2005

Vail, CO

Fire Hydrant (Standpipe?) in Vail, CO
Vail, Colorado, USA

Monday, November 14, 2005

Ready For Action

Green and white fire hydrant
This fire hydrant just looks like it means business.

Monday, October 31, 2005

Big Boy

Big fire hydrant