Climate change, electrical fires and poor storage of combustible materials can all lead to significant and unexpected losses on the farm. This section will assist you in doing a review of many of the potential areas of risk related to fire prevention. 


Remember human safety is the top priority. Never enter a fire-compromised structure. Fight the fire only if:

  • The fire department has been called;
  • The fire is small and is not spreading to other areas;
  • Escaping the area is possible by backing up to the nearest exit; and
  • The fire extinguisher or water source is in working condition and personnel are trained in its use. 

All family members and farm workers are to leave the building and assemble in the designated meeting area.

Perform a head count and notify first responders if personnel are missing.

If the driveway is difficult to see or find, send someone out to the end of the laneway or road to meet the fire department (use a flashlight at night).