connection point by which firefighters can tap into a water supply
A fire hydrant, also known as a fire plug or johnny pump, is a tool used for fighting fires. They are usually found easily on streets, stuck to the road. The first fire hydrant recorded was in Philadelphia.
- Baker, Moses Nelson Manual of the American Water-works 1888. Page 210. Retrieved October 31, 2007 from Google Book Search. Iron fire-plugs first introduced in Philadelphia.