In addition to brush fire considerations, those at barns and other animal facilities should take added precautions to assure that there is no chance of a fire breaking out on your property, and make sure you have an emergency plan in place. With the dry conditions you must strictly enforce all nonsmoking policies, avoid unnecessary running of equipment and vehicles, and conduct regular safety checks of any brush, leaf, or debris piles on your property. It is also good to enact a monitoring on your hay and feed storage areas to prevent any possible spontaneous ignition.
Everyone – regardless of the type of animals you own – should take some time to revisit their own emergency fire plans, since brush fires can quickly grow, and have the potential to lead to evacuations of areas. Make sure that you have pet supplies ready to go if you need to evacuate, a plan on where to take your animals for safety, and if there is a chance that you may be impacted by a fire in your area you should consider taking action before evacuations may be called.
Stay Alert. Stay Aware. Stay Prepared!
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