Farm Fires & Livestock Emergencies

Be proactive; be prepared.

Annually, barn and other farm fires result in tens of millions of dollars in losses to buildings, businesses and farm animals; and the financial losses don’t take into account the toll on farm families. Be proactive by taking steps to reduce fire risks by performing good housekeeping of farm facilities, regularly inspecting and maintaining electrical systems and designating safe areas for welding and grinding. Be prepared for a fire emergency by ensuring that you, your family and your employees know your emergency response plan and the location of fire extinguishers.


Be proactive; be prepared.

First responders, like police and firefighters, are accustomed to handling vehicular accidents involving tractor-trailer trucks. However, accidents involving trucks hauling livestock present unique challenges where first responders can find themselves in unfamiliar territory when dealing with live and/or injured animals. Be proactive and ensure that you and your team are properly trained to respond to and manage livestock emergencies, including truck rollovers. Be prepared by knowing where you can access animal care equipment and resources within your communities.

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