"East St. Charles discovered Mark-a-Hydrant markers several years ago. This past year we tried a "wrap-around" type. I can tell you there is no comparison. Mark-a-Hydrant markers are by far so much brighter, some people have even complained that they are too bright!"
East St. Charles VFD
"After 27 years fighting fires in a rural dept. , I retired,
ended up as treasurer of the Board of Directors, watching all the spending.
When I first saw your markers on a neighboring dept. they nearly blinded me as
to how bright they were. I convinced the board to purchase them only after the
free sample was put on the hydrant in front of the station. They tax payers
commented about them at our next Annual taxpayer meeting saying they saw
hydrants that were " lost" in the past and they didn't even know
one was that close to their homes.
When they were taken off for servicing and painting the hydrants, the calls came in as to when we were going to put them back on "their" hydrants. THE TAXPAYERS NOTICED a good thing.
Thanks for the quick , continued service when we needed more markers."
Reeds Fire Dept.
"As a volunteer dept in a rural area our hydrants are few and far between. We have previously marked the roadways with the blue reflective diamonds but they get worn off and aren't always replaced in a timely manner. Your reflectors make it very easy to spot a hydrant from at least a quarter of a mile away if not farther depending on the type of headlights mounted on a vehicle. The bright red reflectors catch your eye easily regardless of the weather and visibility conditions, and are easy to place and replace."
Southeast VFD, MS
Chris Harvey, captain of Roebuck Fire District, said the hydrant markers will allow first responders to quickly identify the flow range of hydrants and expedite the process of determining which one will help them best put out a fire.
"This is a big deal, especially when we have other departments assisting us," Harvey said. "They are not as familiar with the hydrants in our area as we are. This allows them to quickly and quietly identify which ones will best meet their needs for putting out a fire. … It saves time and will probably save lives. We are very grateful."Chris Harvey
We began using the markers several years ago. At that time, we purchased only enough to put on about 15 hydrants. Last year our board members really liked the appearance of the hydrants with the markers, they decided we needed to install markers on all 500 hydrants, since this year we were flow testing and painting our hydrants. We have received numerous compliments from individuals within the community about the appearance of the hydrants.
We like the product because it’s highly visible at night, holds up well under various weather conditions and provides an easily visible reference for the fire department for location and fire flow. We will continue using your products for all of our hydrant marking needs. Thanks!!
Elizabethtown Area Water Authority
“The standard identifies painting hydrants to indicate available
water flow capabilities to extinguish a fire, while the markers convey
the same information in a cost effective, reflective and easily
“The markers also benefit firefighters by making the nearest hydrant to a fire scene easier to find in the dark, which could save time in an emergency.”
Read the entire Guelph, Onatario article HERE.
"We have been using Mark-A-Hydrant® hydrant markers for a
few years now. At first we bought a few to try them out. I now use
nothing but their products for my hydrant marking needs.
We continue to use
their product for a couple of reasons;
First of all, they are highly visible at
night. I am still amazed how well their marker reflects from
Secondly, they are easy to put on and they look really
professional day or night.
Third, they have held up in the environment we live
in. From snow and cold in the winter to high UV ray levels year round, these
markers hold up very well.
Lastly, I have received nothing but quick reliable
service from the customer service side of the company.
I will continue to buy their products because they are made well, they are priced very reasonably, and they work great."
"We definitely are impressed with how your sample has been holding up for almost 4 years, they look as if we just installed them. The reflective visibility at night that the markers provide is excellent. We wish we were able to afford and purchase enough to cover all our hydrants, but because of budget cuts we have chosen to purchase so many per year until all of our hydrants have been covered."
John Kirchner, Fire Chief
Diamond Fire Company
“I would like to comment about the Hydrant Markers that we purchased from you. We have tried several things to enable us to locate hydrants at night. From white paint with reflective beads in it, to blue road markers. The painting of the hydrants with the beads is very time consuming and has to be repeated about every three years. The blue road markers are forever being knocked up by traffic and have to be replaced. Now as for “MARK-A-HYDRANT®” markers, they are very simple to install and there appears to be no maintenance at all. Durability is very good and reflect ability is exceptional. We could not be happier. Any department that invests in them will be very pleased with them. I have given the information to two departments in this area for their consideration. Great job “MARK-A-HYDRANT”.”
TOM ELLIS, CAPTAIN
SO. MONTGOMERY CO.
V.F.D. & RESCUE SQUAD
"Here at the Page Fire Department we have found your products to be exceptional in locating our water supplies. We use the red markers to locate the general use hydrants for water supply at fire scenes. We use the blue markers to identify hydrants that have (FDCs) Fire Department Connections near by for sprinkler systems and standpipes and should be supplied by that hydrant. It is just a reminder to the firefighters to look for a connection that is available near that hydrant. We are looking forward to continuing the use of your products from mark a hydrant here at the Page Fire Department."Howard P. Rosenberg
“We are a career fire department in Indiana. I have been looking for a solution to mark our hydrants. We use the NFPA color marking but paint doesn’t last, and is non-reflective. When I found your product, I wanted to try it. To me it seemed too simple to be.
When the sample came we put it to use. I was great, it solved our problems. With budgets being cut I was able to do all of our hydrants on one side this year and finish them with the next budget. I will supply some to the water co. to have on hand when they replace hydrants or add hydrants.
I think these will hold up to the weather very well. It is great to find a product that does what it is advertised to do. I have gotten a lot of public comment on these, all great.
Thank you for your help.
PS: here is a link to the article our local paper did on them.”
Eric Small, Chief
Crawfordsville Fire Department
Crawfordsville, IN. 47933
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"This is a very good product! Had this put on all of my Hydrants in Hamlin Tx. It makes a BIG Different. We as a Fire Dept. love this and makes our job easy to find a Hydrant. If you like more information on this product. Please email at Hamlinfire@classicnet.net. Please I love to talk about this product."
Ricky Guerra / Hamlin Fire Dept
- M.R. OEM Coordinator
"Seeing any odd lights around town lately? No, it's not aliens, it's our new hydrant markers. The old "stick" style markers have been starting to deteriorate over the years, so we decided to purchase a more efficient replacement. The new markers are plastic rings that fit over the side connections on the hydrant and reflect bright blue light back toward approaching headlights. This will help us to spot hydrants as we approach a fire. This is an example of a purchase made with the funds that we receive from the community during our annual fund drive. To those who responded to the letters and sent a donation back, thank you for your support. We will continue to install markers over the next few weeks, but if you see a hydrant that is not marked, or a marker that is need of repair, please contact us at 665-3661. Please do not handle the "stick" style markers, they have small fiberglass fibers that can rub off onto your hands and are extremely itchy."
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- J.W. Fire Chief
"I have seen a lot of different reflective devices and poles that are used to help a firefighter find a hydrant. The problem with these markers is that they are hard to see and the reflective material wears out quickly. You know as a firefighter that every second counts and the last thing you want is to be searching for a hydrant. These new Mark-A-Hydrants are the best I have seen on the market, they are extremely reflective from a far distance and the shape is very distinctive. You won't drive past these hyrdants. These simple markers could save a life. "
- A.B. Former Savannah Firefighter and Current Volunteer Firefighter