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Four ways to help protect your farm from fire

Whether it’s close to home or across an ocean, fire hasn’t been far from the news this summer. This year has been average in terms of fire risk on the Prairies, says Mike Flannigan, professor of wildland fire and the director of the western partnership for wildland fire science at the University of Alberta. But[...]
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Losses from a barn or equipment shed fire can easily total hundreds of thousands or even millions of dollars.

Safeguard your farm buildings against fire

Emergency plans and regular inspections are key to preventing devastating losses, says expert

Reading Time: 4 minutes Although there are arguably fewer barn and shed fires on farms these days, the ones that do happen are often far more costly. Fortunately, there are also more tools available today to prevent fires. Fire prevention comes down to having a plan, choosing proper materials, and having regular inspections by a licensed electrician, said Dan[...]
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