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Farm Fire Safety

Don’t Become a Statistic!

Every year we attend numerous fires on farms, where buildings are completely destroyed by fire. Often with the loss of large amounts of stock, straw, hay, farm machinery, chemicals and even livestock.

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Download our Farm Fire Safety booklet

A booklet has been produced in partnership by Cornwall Fire and Rescue Service, Cornish Mutual and NFU Mutual to help farms comply with the law.

This booklet contains the information on the following:

  • What you’re required to do by law
  • Fire safety risk assessments
  • If a fire breaks out
  • Preventing agricultural vehicle fires
  • Maintain electrical systems and appliances
  • Controlled burning
  • Arson
  • Dangerous substances
  • Farm fire safety checklistFire Risk Assessment

Fire safety legislation applies to all farm buildings where people work, including packing sheds, milking parlours, barns, holiday lets and farm houses used for providing bed and breakfast.

Find out more about the Fire Risk Assessment

If you have any information about a suspicious fire, call Crimestoppers or Devon and Cornwall Police on 101.


Visit the Crimestoppers website 

If you would like advice on fire safety please call one of the Fire Safety helplines:

  • Cornwall Fire and Rescue Service - 0800 3581 999 (Freephone)
  • Devon Fire and Rescue Service - 0800 0502 999 (Freephone)

View the fire safety outdoors webpage for more information and guidance regarding keeping safe when outdoors.