EQUINE NEWS

Fire Safety – Have You Taken Action?May 2017


Story: Jackie Bellamy-Zions

Equine Guelph wants to know if you have taken precautions after reading the recently distributed Top Ten Checklist for Barn Fire Safety available for free download.


Fire Safety


• Have you checked your fire extinguisher or purchased a new one?
• Contacted your local fire department to discuss a pre-plan?
• Posted signage pertaining to fire safety?
• Made any modifications to your facility relating to fire safety?
• Updated your fire safety protocols or practiced a drill?


“Education, awareness, and planning are key to minimizing the risk of fire,” says Victor MacPherson, District Chief of the Adjala-Tosorontio Fire Department.


Equine Guelph would like to thank everyone who has contributed to the development and distribution of important resources at EquineGuelph.ca on the Barn Fire Safety web page sponsored by Heartland Farm Mutual.


Distribution of the Top Ten Checklist for Barn Fire Safety has been made possible by funding from Ontario Ministry of Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA).


Your feedback on fire safety resources provided by Equine Guelph is most appreciated.

Contact Susan Raymond with your comments slraymon@uoguelph.ca or 519-824-410-20 ext. 54230