Fires cause more than 4 billion dollars in property loss annually. Due to their isolation and the hazardous materials that can be found on a farm, rural residents are particularly susceptible to fire damage.
A fire in agricultural chemicals can be dangerous, due to the toxic ingredients found in fertilizers and chemicals. A fire fighter should always work upwind of chemical fire and wear complete protective clothing, including a self-contained breathing apparatus.
Recommended to allow a minimum distance of 50 feet between buildings. Fuel storage buildings and farm shops should be located at least 100 feet apart. This distance can help prevent fire spreading to adjacent buildings. Fire walls and fire stops can be included in the design to slow or halt the movement of flames.
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