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Farm fires: Protecting farm animal welfare

This booklet examines the fire dangers which are commonly found on farms and identifies simple ways in which risks can be reduced.

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All farms are at risk of fire and each year there are over one thousand fires in agricultural buildings, many of them housing livestock. Most fires on farms can be prevented provided farmers and stockpersons are sufficiently aware of potential fire hazards and alert enough to recognise and remedy any hazards which do occur.

This booklet examines the fire dangers which are commonly found on farms and identifies simple ways in which risks can be reduced by taking sensible measures. Although principally concerned with farm animal welfare, such measures are equally important to human safety.

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