Rural homes need fire suppression far worse than urban homes, since
volunteer fire departments are rated only ISO 5/9, with the 9 for houses not
near urban water supplies. Insurance companies these days are starting to
ask that expensive McMansion built in rural areas have sprinkers.
Ummmm, around here we have that. They put a pipe into the pond and
run it underground to up near the road. Then fire companies have
better access to water (especially in winter) to fill their tankers.
Also, in NC the local fire station has a 1,000 gallon tank at the end of
the driveway with a traditional fire plug over it. So far they have not had
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