Fire department water supply is an integral part of home fire protection in rural areas. In remote subdivisions, water for refilling fire trucks is often unavailable which forces firefighters to return to town to refill their water supply. If your water comes from a well, it may be incapable of providing enough water for fire suppression efforts. Consider installing an emergency water supply that meets fire department standards. A permanent water source such as a cistern or underground water storage tank (dry hydrant) will greatly increase your home’s defensible capabilities against wildland fires.