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Fire Hydrants

Did you know that the Region of Peel maintains more than 26,000 fire hydrants in the cities of Brampton and Mississauga and the Town of Caledon? Fire hydrants keep our community safe by allowing Fire and Emergency Services personnel quick access to water in case of fire. That's why you should never park in front of a hydrant or block it in any way.

Keeping your hydrant clear in the winter

Fire HydrantIt is important to always keep the fire hydrant near your home or business clear of snow. Snow covered fire hydrants increase emergency response times. By making sure your fire hydrant is snow free and accessible from the road at all times, you and your neighbourhood will be safer in an emergency.

Do you need help clearing your hydrant? Contact us at 905-791-7800.

Reflective colour code marking program

Fire HydrantThe Region has installed reflective, colour-coded markers on its fire hydrants to help distinguish them at night from other street level reflective markers, which could help save time in an emergency situation. The markers are in the shape of the Firefighter's Cross, which is the internationally recognized symbol of fire protection services and indicate how many gallons of water per minute the hydrant provides.

Fire and Emergency Services personnel need this information to make sure they have enough water to put out a fire. The markers also ensure that the Region's fire hydrants are National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) colour-code compliant.

See the table below to learn what each of the colours mean:

Marker Colour Available Flow
Blue More than 1500 US gallons per minute
Green Between 1000 and 1500 US gallons per minute
Orange Between 500 and 1000 US gallons per minute
Red Less than 500 US gallons per minute


Revised: Friday November 21 2014


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