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Fire Hydrant signs on private roads (FOI)

Fire Hydrant signs on private roads (FOI)

Produced by the Freedom of Information office
Authored by Government of Jersey and published on 02 September 2022.
Prepared internally, no external costs.


Who has responsibility for the yellow fire hydrant signs on private roads? 


This information is available on the Jersey Law website, Fire and Rescue Service (Jersey) Law 2011: 

Fire and Rescue Service (Jersey) Law 2011 (

22 Provision of fire hydrants

(1) The Chief Fire Officer may make arrangements with the Waterworks Company –

(a) for fire hydrants of a pattern approved by the Chief Fire Officer to be fixed on its mains (other than trunk mains); and

(b) for such hydrants to be kept in good order and to be renewed when required.

(2) The Chief Fire Officer shall cause the situation of every fire hydrant provided by the Waterworks Company to be plainly indicated by a notice or distinguishing mark.

(3) The notice or distinguishing mark may be placed on a street, or on any wall or fence adjoining a street or public place.

(4) If a fire hydrant is damaged as the result of any use made of it with the authority of the Waterworks Company (not being any use for firefighting purposes or for any other purposes of the Fire and Rescue Service), the Minister shall not be liable for the cost of repairing or replacing the hydrant incurred as the result of the damage.

Article applied 

Article 23 - Information accessible to applicant by other means 

(1) Information is absolutely exempt information if it is reasonably available to the applicant, otherwise than under this Law, whether or not free of charge.

(2) A scheduled public authority that refuses an application for information on this ground must make reasonable efforts to inform the applicant where the applicant may obtain the information. 

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