link closely as you pass a fire hydrant, and you may see something new on Dallas streets these days- blue reflectorized fire hydrant spotters.” The shiny spotters began to appear on city streets last summer as part of a hydrant maintenance program. The fire department project was completed in December when the last of 20,000 square reflectors were installed. At about $1.25 a pop, that’s one cheap fire safety improvement. The spotters can be seen from 1,000 feet at night. saving valuable time by showing the fireman driving that speeding hook and ladder just where he needs to parallel park.