Use Fire Hydrant Inspection

The Fire Hydrant Inspection solution delivers a set of capabilities that help fire fighters perform hydrant field inspections and help supervisors monitor the progress of inspections from the office.

In this topic, you’ll learn how to use the solution by assuming the role of a user and performing the workflows below.

Collect fire hydrant data

Fire Hydrant Inspection enables firefighters in the field to collect data about fire hydrants from a smartphone or tablet.

In this workflow, you’ll learn how to use the Fire Hydrant Inspection web map in ArcGIS Collector to document the inspection of a fire hydrant and to capture information about a new hydrant.

Perform a fire hydrant inspection in the field

You will assume the role of a fire fighter. You are asked to use the ArcGIS Collector mobile app to access your Fire Hydrant Inspection map and document fire hydrant inspections you assigned to perform in the field.

  1. Download ArcGIS Collector onto your mobile device.
  2. Open the app on your mobile device, and sign into your ArcGIS Online organization.
  3. Choose the Hydrant Inspection Map.
  4. Search for Naperville, IL then click Naperville when it appears in the list of Places to zoom to that location on the map.
  5. Click on a Fire hydrant.
  6. Scroll up to see the attributes for this hydrant.
  7. Click on the pencil icon to edit the record.
  8. Set question Will Not Flow or Pump to Yes.
  9. Set question Operable to No
  10. Click Submit.
  11. In the map, the color of the hydrant now turns from red to black.

Capture information about a new fire hydrant

You will stay in the role of a fire fighter in the field and will now use the Fire Hydrant Inspection map in ArcGIS Collector to capture information about a new fire hydrant that needs to be added to the map.

  1. Download ArcGIS Collector onto your mobile device.
  2. Open the app on your mobile device, and sign into your ArcGIS Online organization.
  3. Choose the Fire Hydrant Inspection map.
  4. To add a new hydrant, click on the add button.
  5. Use the map to select the exact placement of the hydrant. By default, the app will use the GPS location of your device.
  6. Select Yes to indicate the hydrant is operable.
    Note:

    This step sets the default symbol for the hydrant based on the operable condition.

  7. Press Add Point button.
  8. Scroll up to view all hydrant attribute fields
  9. Set question Flow Rate (GPM) to 600
  10. Set question Pressure (PSI) to 15
  11. Click Submit.
  12. In the map, the new hydrant can be seen in red symbol to indicate that it is operable.

Monitor progress of fire hydrant inspections

You will now assume the role of fire command staff and will use the Fire Hydrant Dashboard from your office to monitor the progress of those inspections.

  1. In a browser, go to the Fire Hydrant Dashboard.
  2. Click Fire Station #9. on the left side of the dashboard, under the Fire Stations header,

    You can now see all Fire Hydrants in your district on the map. On the right side of the dashboard, you can see the total number of hydrants, the number of inoperable hydrants, and the number of hydrants inspected in the last 365 days. Your inspection process will be completed when the number of hydrants inspected in the last 365 days is the same as the total number of hydrants.

  3. Click Last 30 Days from the Inspection Date drop-down list on the left side of the dashboard.

    You can now see how many hydrants have been inspected in the last 30 days.

  4. Click All from the Inspection Date drop-down list to clear the Last 30 Days filter.
  5. Select Between the dates from the Inspection Date drop-down list, then enter a start date and end date to filter by a specific date range.
  6. Click All from the Inspection Date drop-down list to clear the Between the dates filter,
  7. Click the Inoperable button under Hydrant Status on the left side of the dashboard to see only the inoperable fire hydrants.
  8. Click the Inoperable button again to view all hydrants.
  9. Close the app.