Funny Friday Video - Why Not To Park In Front Of A Fire Hydrant

A funny video that is a great reminder of what can happen...

Jeanne Moos with CNN posts this important video as to why you should never park in front of a fire hydrant - at a least, not if you want your car intact!


Don't let this happen to you! 

Thank you Merced Fire Department, CNN and Youtube for the video.


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Comment balloon 17 commentsLisa Von Domek • October 18 2018 02:05AM


WOW! what was a stupid driver to park in front of one, they deserved

Posted by Bob Ratliff, "Sold with Bob" (Robert Ratliff Realty) 12 months ago

Good morning Lisa. They get what they deserve! And they deserve a ticket to boot. Enjoy your day 

Posted by Wayne Martin, Real Estate Broker - Retired (Wayne M Martin) 12 months ago

Good morning Lisa Von Domek,

There is a reason you're not to park in front of a fire hydrant. This video is a good one because it will help you recall what can happen if you are even thinking about it!

Posted by Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR, Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate (Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.750.6899) 12 months ago

Well if you are stupid enough to park there...I guess you really don't care about the safety of others or the consequences. 

Posted by Norma J. Elkins, Realtor - Elkins Home Selling Team ( Elite Realty Group) 12 months ago

Never quite thought of it that way, Lisa. Loved the video.

Posted by Nina Hollander, Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage ) 12 months ago

I've seen this before, Lisa.  It was a very appropriate response from the firemen.

Posted by Gabe Sanders, Stuart Florida Real Estate (Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales) 12 months ago

People should be smarter than that and there is usually a no parking sign by the hydrants, haha.

Posted by Brian England, MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ (Arizona Focus Realty) 12 months ago

Lisa: It looks like this car owner forgot to take their smart pill. I bet they never make the mistake of parking in front of a fire hydrant again.

Posted by Anita Clark, Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA (ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055) 12 months ago

Good morniong Lisa. I had seen this before but enjoyed it again nonetheless. TY 

Posted by Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133 (Referral Group Incorporated) 12 months ago

Lisa if someone is irresponsible enough to park in front of a fire hydrant they deserve this to happen to them

Posted by George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert (George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages) 12 months ago

Good morning,  Lisa --- YIKES!   Lesson learned?  I wonder...

Posted by Michael Jacobs, Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393 12 months ago

Tough way to learn a lesson. There's no way I'd park in front of a fire hydrant though, goofy choice by the driver. 

Posted by Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD, REALTORS® in Clark County, WA (ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors) 12 months ago

Oh Geeze.  They will never make that mistake again!

Posted by Belinda Spillman, Colorado Living! (Aspen Lane Real Estate Colorful Colorado) 12 months ago

We've got firefighters in the family and there's no smiling when this occurs, at least not until after everyone is found safe. No empathy here!

Posted by Kevin J. May, Serving the Treasure & Paradise Coasts of Florida (Florida Supreme Realty) 12 months ago

Well the person who parked there a) got exactly what they deserved b) will never park in front of a hydrant again.

Posted by Debe Maxwell, CRS, Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods ( | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310) 12 months ago

While I know not to park in front of a hydrant, I thought that was so the truck/firefighters could get to it quickly. I didn't even think about the fact that the hose needs to be straight to have the most water pressure. You learn something new every day!

Posted by Libby Cousins, Contract Mortgage Processor, licensed in WA (Extraordinary Processing) 12 months ago

Dear Lisa,

And here I thought not parking in front of a hydrant was just good manners. Having this happen would enforce the concept even for the most ignorant.

Posted by Dörte Engel, ABC - Annapolis, Bowie, Crofton & rest of Maryland (RE/MAX Leading Edge) 12 months ago

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