Fire Protection and Control - Videos
Dry hydrants provide easy access to water for fire departments year round -- thus protecting property and saving lives. They are also a way for towns to improve their ISO ratings, which can save on insurance premiums. In 2011, Connecticut's wetlands laws were changed to make it easier for municipalities to install dry hydrants.
Funding opportunities to install dry hydrants are readily available.
Dry Hydrant Funding Application: PDF
Contact DEEPís Forestry Division at (860) 424-3630 for more information.
This training video shows the proper steps for constructing a handline for controlling forest fires.
Content last updated July 2019