It's that time again! Time for Tuesday Trivia. Here goes....Why is a fire hydrant called a fire plug? And go.....

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Its that time again!  Time for Tuesday Trivia.  Here goes....Why is a fire hydrant called a fire plug?  And go.....

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Before public water systems were in place, if there was a fire, the water department would come out and drill for water, Fire pump suctions, often hand pumps would be lowered into the well hole. When done, they would plug it off with a wooden peg, often Cypress wood so it would be available the next time

The term "fire plug" dates from the early 1800s, when water mains were made from wood. The fire department (usually volunteers) would head out to the fire, dig up the cobbles down to the main, then chop into the main so that they could place the hoses from their pumpers.

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Livingston Parish Fire Protection District 4

This morning, LPFPD4 hosted a hurricane preparedness seminar for emergency response personnel at Walker Baptist Church. Thank you to Louisiana Office of State Fire Marshal, Jay Grymes WAFB, WAFB Channel 9,
U.S. National Weather Service (NWS), and Livingston Parish Sheriff for your participation and for sharing your expertise. Stay tuned for predictions for the 2018 hurricane season.

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Rustin Romano

Thank You to D4 and to all of the guest speakers. It was a very informative meeting.

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