over a 100 years and everybody thought if it ain’t broke don’t fix it!
but now the Fire hydrant could be known as the “Sigelock Spartan”
George Sigelakis retired from the NYFD in 2000, spent 20 years researching, developing, and perfecting his prototypes.
now he says his creation, the stainless steel Sigelock Spartan, is safer and more efficient than its predecessors, and has the potential to transform our urban infrastructure.
It was tested in Long Beach, New York, and met and exceeded all the requirements for certification from Underwriters Laboratories, an independent organization that tests products for public safety.
A 2013 report says one in seven fire hydrants in Newark, New Jersey, don’t work. Replacing them could cost upwards of $500 million.
Phoenix spends $3 million a year repairing busted or old hydrants. In Philadelphia, illegally opened fire hydrants cost taxpayers $1 million each year.
Most hydrants are made of cast iron, which erodes with time and exposure to the elements, leading to cracks, leaks, and freezing.