Fire hydrants have been used in fire protection for over 100 years. AWWA C502 was developed in 1913 as a standard for the manufacture and use of dry barrel hydrants. Kennedy has established itself as a leader in the industry with manufacturing experience dating back to 1905. Many of the early hydrants are in use today.
Kennedy Guardian (K81D, K81A and K81AM)
Kennedy's most recent design is the Guardian. Based on a simple design, it is easy to install, maintain and repair. The Guardian sets a standard for quality in the industry and meets or exceeds all requirements for AWWA C502 latest revision, and is UL listed and FM approved.
Kennedy Guardian Insert (K81AW)
For users of Wood-Mathews Hydrants Kennedy has available the K81AW Guardian Insert. Save the cost of digging to replace that tried and true, but aging friend. Merely unscrew Mathews insert and replace with a Guardian Insert.
Kennedy Vintage (K81V)
Sometimes things are better left alone. If you long for the nostalgic style of past eras with modernized functionality, the Vintage Hydrant is just what you are looking for.
Kennedy Guardian (K81DD)
The Kennedy Guardian K81-DD Fire Hydrant was developed in April 2014. Based on the Guardian K81-D design, the K81-DD is easy to install, maintain and repair. The K81-DD utilizes a light weight ductile iron upper barrel to allow for a single man repair. The Kennedy Valve Guardian Hydrants set the standard for quality in the industry and meets or exceeds all requirements for A.W.W.A C502 latest revision, and is UL Listed and FM Approved.