Clear Water Legacy 

Training Modules

Fire Hydrants / Ready and Able

Course Duration: full work day, 7 hours
CEU Value: 0.7
Trainer: Sheldon Thomas, Director, Clear Water Legacy Inc
Contact: Office: (905) 333-9203 email:​

Learning Objectives:

  • Trainees will be taught a comprehensive inspection and maintenance procedure for maintaining hydrant performance and readiness.
  • Water hammer and water column reaction to hydrant use is closely studied.
  • By reference to the Ontario Fire Code, trainees will learn of the legal obligation to inspect hydrants properly and frequently. 
  • This course utilizes many brief video excerpts to support the training material.

Note: The client may alter the course by including a ‘hands-on’ element to this seminar* :

  • Hands-on instruction is delivered at a hydrant of the clients’ choosing.
  • Operators learn how to properly operate hydrants, respectful of mechanism strengths and weaknesses.
  • Flow tests are run and field discharge calculations practiced.
  • Requisite hydrant apparatus and dechlor chemical is provided by Clear Water Legacy.
  • All trainees would be required to participate in this element.

*   If a hands-on element is not preferred by the client, this     training content can be substantially converted for classroom     delivery. Client must advise.

Target Group: 

Water distribution field operators and supervisors; by arrangement with the host water system, any Fire Department personnel or roster contractors

Water Distribution System Operator Training