Barn Fire Prevention Tool

Reduce Your Risk of Fire

Firefighter rescues a horse from a burning barn

• Fire is an ever-present concern for stable owners.

• Contact your local fire department to do a walkthrough of
   your property and provide recommendations for a
   pre-plan.

• A qualified electrician should also evaluate your facility.

• Use this tool to discover the many steps that can be
   taken to establish good fire prevention practices.

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FIRE PREVENTION INTERACTIVES
Complete the Fire Prevention Interactives - answer 20 questions for inside and outside your barn (approx. 5 min. to complete).
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TOP CAUSES OF BARN FIRES

ELECTRICAL

• Unprotected wiring prone to rodent damage

• Deteriorated electrical breaker/fuse
  panels/deteriorated loose connections

• Extension cords & power bars used instead
  of properly installed permanent wiring

APPLIANCES

• Use of portable fans/heaters

• Use of household appliances (i.e. coffee
  makers, microwaves and fridges)

• Laundry-dryer's electrical plug connection
  failures, lint build up and improper exhaust

STORAGE & USE OF FLAMMABLES IN BARN

• Motorized vehicles stored or used in barn

• Hay & bedding stored in barn

• Fuel & other flammables stored improperly

 
FEATURED VIDEO

Bob Webb, retired Chief of Fire Prevention and Fire Safety Manager discusses what can be done to protect your barn and your horses from fire.





Part 2 of the interview (YouTube)
 
 
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Equine Guelph thanks all the fire protection professionals, our partners in fire prevention, for providing and reviewing content.
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