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Building A Farm Fire Safe Community (FFSC)

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Welcome to our farm fire safety program page, "Building a Farm Fire Safe Community". The FFSC 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 (over $12 million between 2010-2015 in Perth East alone). 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 FFSC program is founded on education, awareness and farm fire safety planning within the Perth East and West Perth fire areas.

The FFSC program is made possible by our Partners in Farm Fire Safety:

We also appreciate the support of:

  • Perth County Farm Safety Association
  • Kinsmen Club of Mitchell & District

Are you a fire department, agency or group that is looking for a farm fire safety program?

We've made it quick & easy for your organization to adopt this program in your own community. Visit the FFSC Resource Library, where you can view materials, resources, etc. Any resources can be customized with your organization's name and contact information.

Does your group organize/host an agriculture-related event and would like us to attend? Send us the events details by email or phone 519-595-2800.

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 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

Biosecurity sign

Perth East 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.

Questions? Feel free to email us or phone the fire department at 519-595-2800.

FFSC Resources for Farmers & Farming Communities

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