As barn fires keep making the news, the question bears repeating: DO YOU HAVE A FIRE-PREVENTION STRATEGY FOR YOUR BARN?
Barn fires are the number one local emergency expected to affect agricultural facilities; they can cause horrific injuries and kill more horses than any other type of disaster. If you are guilty of overlooking fire prevention for your barn, don’t wait for that gut-wrenching whiff of smoke and fear — consult your local fire department and your veterinarian today on the best ways to design a prevention plan, respond to a fire and remove horses safely from the barn.
The graphic below illustrates some simple measures that may be employed to reduce fire risk but the list is certainly not meant to be exhaustive. Additional helpful links and resources are available on our website at https://aaep.org/…/owner-emergency-disaster-and…
The American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) was founded in 1954 by a group of 11 charter members who saw that together they could direct the focus of equine veterinary medicine. Today, the AAEP, headquartered in Lexington, Ky., at the Kentucky Horse Park, represents an educated group of men and women who cover a broad range of equine disciplines, breeds and associations. Nearly 9,300 veterinarians and veterinary students in 61 countries are members of the AAEP.