The Good: Fire Hydrants As a former volunteer fire fighter, I dreaded using the crusty old red fire hydrants. A 2013 report states that 1 in 7 fire hydrants in Newark, New Jersey, are non-functioning. Finally, Sigelock Spartan has re-engineered and re-designed the hydrant. In fact, it is maintenance-free…no more leaking, rusting, re-painting…and tamper-free to