Farm Ponds and Fire Suppression

Farmers and rural property owners often consider their pond to be a ready supply of water in the event of a fire. However, most ponds are not prepared or positioned for adequate fire suppression use.

Dry hydrant - note the bright color for easy visibility
Farm Ponds and Fire Suppression: Two-page factsheet providing information about using ponds properly for fire suppression, location, maintenance, and water-use agreements.
A Guide to Planning and Installing Dry Fire Hydrants:
Booklet produced by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources covering design, installation, and proper functioning of dry hydrants in existing and new ponds.
NFPA (National Fire Protection Association):Llink to vast fire protection resources, including rural water supplies, wildfire prevention, and farm fire management.


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