Getting Your Barn Ready for a Fire

Broiler and turkey manure can get hot when in storage and with the right conditions can spontaneously combust. Move smouldering manure outside, away from buildings and spread out and/or soak.

Getting Your Equipment Ready

Be sure to maintain farm machinery and check routinely for:

  • Build-up of crop residue around the engine, exhaust system, belts and chains;
  • Damaged exhaust system components;
  • Worn or badly frayed drive belts;
  • Odor of burning electrical wiring; and
  • Signs of leaking fluids, oil and fuel.

Do not block laneways to your barn with tractors and other vehicles or equipment. First responders need a clear accessall around farm buildings in most instances.