Obstruction of Fire Hydrants and Fire Protection System Connections (FDC)
The Florida Fire Prevention Code required Fire Hydrants and Fire Protection System Connections (FDC) shall be kept accessible to the Fire Department at all times. (FFPC NFPA 1:126.96.36.199 and FFPC NFPA 1,18.5.2)
This means no person shall place or keep any post, fences, vehicle, growth, vegetation, trash or storage of other materials that would obstruct a fire hydrant, hinder a fire hydrant, or prevent a fire hydrant to be used immediately be fire department personnel. Fire hydrants and Fire Protection System Connections (FDC) shall be maintained readily visible at all times.
The Clear Space Around Fire Hydrants to be three and one half feet (36 in.) circumference around the hydrant.(FFPC NFPA 1:18.5.3; except as otherwise approved or required by the AHJ
The Clear Space Around the Fire Protection Systems (FDC) to be thriee and one half feet (36 in.) circumference around the FDC. (FFPC NFPA 1:13.1.3 through 188.8.131.52)