Barn fires are one of the more challenging structure fires for first responders. Arriving at a barn fire with farm animals presents unique challenges. One of the most difficult parts of barn fires for owners and first responders is the smells and sounds that occur when animals are involved, especially pig barn fires. Barn fires have the potential for loss of thousands of animals. Prepare yourself and your team.
Many first responders are not familiar with barn design or animal handling, making the scene even more dangerous and challenging then a typical structure fire. By educating your department on what to expect at a barn fire and giving them some basic guidelines, you will be able to more effectively respond to a barn fire and keep your crew safer.