Fire Prevention Campaigns
Smoke Alarm Campaign
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Welcome to our farm fire safety campaign. The program was created to address the growing concern regarding farm-related fires. Barn/shed, agricultural vehicle and other farm-related fires have led to staggering losses. Fires have destroyed buildings, livestock, vehicles, equipment and often cripple the livelihood of farming families. In Ontario alone, OMAFRA reports farm structure losses of $25 million-$60 million each year (this does not include contents such as equipment and livestock).
The program is founded on education, awareness and farm fire safety planning within the Township of Brock fire areas.
The program is made possible by Perth East Fire Department and their Partners in Farm Fire Safety:
- Tradition Mutual Insurance Company
- Heartland Farm Mutual Inc.
- South Easthope Mutual Insurance Company
- Perth-Huron Insurance Brokers Association
Farm Fire Safety Plan Program
Each farm is unique, which means each farm should have a unique farm fire safety plan. We’ve made it quick & easy for farm owners/operators to qualify for a custom-made fire safety plan for their farm. Simply complete the Self-Assessment Form (pdf) and send it electronically, (or print and submit it) to the Fire Department. Once we’ve reviewed your completed form, we’ll contact you and schedule a visit to the farm property. From there, we’ll work with you, your family, employees and the property itself to create a farm fire safety plan.
A farm fire safety plan may include:
- In-person assessment
- Fire pre-planning
- Water supply assessment
- Owner/operator/employee training
- Fire drill scenarios
- Livestock evacuation planning
- Fire safety checklist
- Farm fire safety for kids
Brock Township Fire Department personnel recognize the importance of biosecurity. When booking our visit, please let us know how we can best accommodate your farm’s biosecurity measures.
In an effort to be biosecurity-friendly, fire department staff do not conduct farm fire safety program visits to multiple farms within the same 3-day period.
Fire Farm Safety Resources For Farmers & Farming Communities
- Farm Fire Safety Resource Guide (pdf)
- There is more at stake than the barn! (pdf)
- Are you wired for a barn fire? (pdf)
Fire Prevention Week
Since 1922, the National Fire Protection Agency (NFPA), has sponsored the public observance of Fire Prevention Week. During Fire Prevention Week, children, adults, and teachers learn how to stay safe in case of a fire. Firefighters provide lifesaving public education in an effort to drastically decrease casualties caused by fires.
Fire Prevention Week is observed each year during the week of October 9th in commemoration of the Great Chicago Fire, which began on October 8, 1871, and caused devastating damage. This horrific conflagration killed more than 250 people, left 100,000 homeless, destroyed more than 17,400 structures, and burned more than 2,000 acres of land.
National Fire Protection Association website for details.