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Document ID (ISN)75468
CIS number 00-1419
ISSN - Serial title 0309-6866 - Fire Prevention
Year 2000
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Smith D.
Title Old MacDonald had a farm
Bibliographic information July 2000, No.334, p.24-25; 38-41. Illus.
Abstract For fire intervention in rural areas, remoteness is a problem not only because of the distance, awkward access or difficulty in locating the incident but of the potential in the countryside for unrestricted fire spread. An officer of the Devon Fire and Rescue Service gives advice to reduce the risks. A risk assessment should be conducted for any proposed activity. Emergency plans should be put in place. Location cards providing a full address and best access, as well as points of potential water supplies should be kept by the telephone and hazards in and around the premises should be clearly marked. Statistics of serious agricultural industry fires from January-December 1998 and 3 reports on fires in a garden centre and in farms are included.
Descriptors (primary) fire services; agriculture; fire
Descriptors (secondary) United Kingdom; accident descriptions; emergency organization; hazard evaluation; statistics
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceUnited Kingdom
Subject(s) Fire and explosions
Broad subject area(s) Fires, explosions and major hazards
Browse category(ies) Fires
Fire fighting, police, prisons and the armed forces
Agriculture