DEEP is excited to be getting back to our new normal consistent with the direction of Governor Lamont and as a result of the rapidly improving COVID-19 situation in Connecticut. Starting no later than June 1, all customer facing services will resume normal business operations. For detailed information for what this means at DEEP and for the public we serve, visit our "New Normal" website: DEEP New Normal Information

Fire Protection and Control - Videos

Dry Hydrants and Fire Protection (Length - 5 minutes) 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.   

Handline Construction for Forest Fire Control (Length - 10 1/2 minutes) This training video shows the proper steps for constructing a handline for controlling forest fires.


Contact DEEP’s Forestry Division at 860-424-3630 or for more information.


Content last updated June 2020