Emergency Fact Sheets

Farm fires are always devastating events and having livestock on those farms increases the challenge. According to the Canadian Agricultural Safety Association, farm fires pose a special
threat. Farms tend to be isolated and rarely have access to well-equipped urban fire departments or to large quantities of water. Barns are also highly flammable and can quickly burn out of
control. As a result, economic losses due to fires in farming are severe and out of proportion to the number of fires that occur.