Wet Standpipe Fire Protection
The wet standpipe is filled with water and pressurized at all times, basically ready to discharge water and extinguish the fire. The wet standpipe system is a network of pipes connected into the building generally a high rise or multi-floor structure. The system allows fire hoses to be connected to each of the connections and to be used similar to a fire hydrant.
The advantage to this system is that all are able to connect and operate the wet standpipe system to extinguish a fire, unlike the dry standpipe fire protection system which requires that the fire department connect it to a water source.