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This factsheet contains practical best management practices (BMPs) to assist Ontario farmers in reducing the risk of barn fires. Barn fires are devastating events for Ontario’s farming families to deal with, and the financial and emotional impacts are felt for many years. Using BMPs in the farm’s daily operations will reduce the risk of such a catastrophic event occurring.

The content for this factsheet was developed by a committee comprised of representatives from multiple sectors, including fire protection and response, insurance, university, farm and/or commodity organizations and the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA).

The top 10 list is intended to focus on BMPs that can be implemented by a farmer without having to make major changes to building structures or equipment. More detailed information is found in OMAFRA Publication 837, Reducing the Risk of Fire on Your Farm.

Click here to access this resource.