Nick Selembo
The Hydrant Doctor®

Fire Hydrant Service, Maintenance & Hydrant Repair
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Hydrant Doctor® Announcements

Hydrant Doctor® Seeks 5 inch Nozzle Barrels for Darling B-50-B Hydrants: 

The Hydrant Doctor® is in need of Darling Valve B-50-B, 5 inch Nozzle Sections. If you have old parts and are looking for a buyer, please contact us today. These fire hydrants were first put into use in 1950, but many are still in on the street today, and with a little care and a few spare parts may last for decades yet to come.

NEW! The Hydrant Hat:  Hydrant Hat

Hydrant Doctor® is now an approved distributor of the Hydrant Hat. 

Approved by Fire Chiefs
, the Hydrant Hat is a patented Fire Hydrant protection device designed to reduce maintenance costs and protect the hydrant from inclement weather and harsh environments.

Hydrant Hat protects from snow, ice, rain, sun and weed growth around the hydrant. For more information, including a demo video, visit

Your fire hydrant(s) are an expensive investment.  Protect that investment and make it last longer with Hydrant Hat.  Contact the Hydrant Doctor® today! 

The Hydrant Doctor® is looking to buy:

The Hydrant Doctor® is looking to buy 6-inch parts for Mathews Fire Hydrants. If you have Mathews parts or know where we could acquire them, please
Contact the Hydrant Doctor® today! 

Hydrant Doctor® Seeks Parts and Valve Seat Wrenches

The Hydrant Doctor® is looking to acquire parts and / or valve seat wrenches for an old style R.D. Wood Company swivel head fire hydrant, of the style made in the 1950s or 60s.  Please Contact the Hydrant Doctor® today! 

Hydrant Doctor® Seeks Upper Barrel Sections of Older Model Fire Hydrants

Hydrant Doctor® is looking to obtain the upper barrel (nozzle section) of some older model fire hydrants. I am currently looking for the following models:

  • Kennedy K10 or K12 w/bolted flange..3 way connection with mechanical nozzle fitting, also:
  • Darling B50 or B62 B as well.

Will make fair offer to obtain. Will travel within fair distance to pick up these items. Contact me at this website with your offer.  Email to, or use the form on our Contact Page.

Fire Hydrants in the News

In a joint project developed by the Fire Department and GIS staff of the City of Euless, Texas, GPS (global positioning satellite) technology was used to benefit both groups and better maintain city fire hydrants. Read this online article.

Fire Hydrants fail to work, as detailed in this online Eyewitness News article from Providence, Rhode Island.

Regulations and Recent Articles of Interest

Double Steamer Hydrants allow two large diameter supply lines to be run from one hydrant to two separate pumping engines at the scene. Read more in this informative article from www.FireHydrant.Org. (

How Reliable are Private Fire Hydrants?

A well considered article by David R. Blossom, ALCM, CFPS, CFII posted at answers this question. Click on the link to the website, then Search for the Keywords "weakest link."  (Free registration required to read the article.)

Quote: "The old adage that a chain is only as strong as its weakest link is a perfect description of fire protection systems. However, can you think of a more potentially weaker and extremely important link than a hydrant that doesn’t work?

For More Information

Please Contact Hydrant Doctor® for more information on how we can provide cost-effective hydrant maintenance, repair, and replacement, as well as preventative maintenance plans, consulting, and training for your own hydrant maintenance teams.

Hydrant Doctor®, an innovative but experienced hydrant repair service in the Pittsburgh area provides:

Hydrant Doctor® provides fire hydrant maintenance and repair services throughout the Pittsburgh region, including Allegheny, Westmoreland, Washington, Fayette, Somerset, Cambria, and Indiana Counties.

Consulting, Training, and Preventative Maintenance Plans provided nationwide.

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