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Tuesday, August 4, 2015

CA-CZU Santa Cruz County Fire Hydrant Cap Lockup Program (FDC PLUGS)

CAL FIRE NEWS RELEASE

California Department of Forestry And Fire Protection
Santa Cruz County Fire Hydrant Caps KNOX Lockup Program

Location: CZU Felton

 Due to an increase in water theft and the ongoing drought, the Santa Cruz County Fire Department has implemented the use of a KNOX locking hydrant cap program. (
FDC PLUGS) The program is in effect in all fire districts, cities and within the county. Locking fire hydrant and FDC(fire department connection) caps provide security and convenience and are available to homeowners for their private hydrants, schools and water districts and anyone else who may be experiencing water thefts or vandalism. By adopting this standard, it allows emergency responders access to the suppression systems for the safety and welfare of public and property. These caps will not be placed on public fire hydrants. For more information, please see our website at www.santacruzcountyfire.com .

Contact: Colleen L. Baxter CAL FIRE Public Information Officer
(831)335-6748
DATE:8/4/2015

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