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Know Your Fire Hydrants

Plugs on display at the fire hall

From the January, 2011 issue

Last fall, the sidewalk in front of Fire Station No. 1 on Fifth Ave. sprouted a row of seven fire hydrants. Though set in concrete instead of being hooked up to water mains, the exhibit is otherwise typical of the nearly 3,600 hydrants around the city. Sometimes referred to as "fire plugs," because their predecessors were actual plugs in seventeenth-century

 
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