Fall Agriculture Fire Safety

As we move into the fall months, the temperatures can still be high and Colorado often experiences less moisture. 

The agricultural industry has a heightened exposure to fires this time of year due to the prolonged dry conditions. 

Grasses, weeds and electrical equipment near farms and ranches can turn into a major fuel source for a fire.  It is important to label all electrical equipment and keep it free from debris such as dust and cobwebs.  In case of a fire, all those working on a farm should know the location the fire extinguishers and have received proper training how to use them. 

A controlled burn is often utilized to mitigate the risk of unwanted grasses and weeds.  It is important to contact your local fire department to understand the risks of a burn and if the weather conditions permit a safe burning environment.  If you have questions, please contact our team of AgriBusiness Professionals at (970)356-0123. (source:  nfpa.org).