When it comes to farm fire safety, having a clean agent fire extinguisher around like STOP-FYRE® can mean the difference between a small, containable incident and a total loss of valuable machinery and property. Unlike dry chemical fire extinguishers, STOP-FYRE® clean agents are not corrosive to metals or electronics, making this product safe for use in extinguishing machinery fires.
Top Reasons Farmers Use STOP-FYRE®
- No residue left behind after use
- Fast and effective
- Compact and durable
- No monthly or annual serving required
Farmers use high-end, expensive equipment with a high propensity to catch on fire. Here’s why farmers across America trust STOP-FYRE® as their fire extinguisher of choice:
- They are investing a significant amount of money into equipment.
- The corrosive dry chemical from other fire extinguishers creates a greater risk of engine damage.
- The extremely flammable fuels used on farms (e.g. Ethanol) puts them at higher risk.
- Fire department response times average up to approximately 30 minutes or more.
Common Reasons Farm Equipment Catches Fire
As a farmer, your time and equipment are very precious. No one wants the burden of worrying about their farm catching on fire. Here are some common reasons farm equipment catches fire so you can take proper precautions:
- Refueling improperly
- Engines overheating
- Sparks (friction or exhaust)
- Defects in the ignition or fuel system
The STOP-FYRE® extinguisher is an essential piece of equipment for every farmer. It offers exceptional safety performance, it’s mess-free, and it’s easy to use. With no maintenance (other than routine visual inspections), the corrosion-free extinguisher is a must-have for every farm.
Farm Machinery Checklist
- Keep machinery properly lubricated, exhaust systems in good condition, and engines properly tuned.
- When servicing machinery, double-check connections are secure after performing any work on them.
- Properly prepare machinery to reduce the chance of a field fire from an overheated bearing.
- Store vehicles and machinery in their own separate building.
Farmer Safety Tips
- Keep above-ground fuel storage tanks at least 40 feet from buildings.
- Manure piles should be at least 20 feet away from the barn to reduce the chance of combustion fire.
- A fire extinguisher should be hanging at all exterior doorways, in the middle of long aisles, and next to the electrical panel box.
National Fire Protection Association Statistics
- The average American farm and ranch experience a fire large enough to need a fire extinguisher at least once every 2.5 years.
- Fire doubles in size every 10 seconds.
- A fire grows out of control in 30-60 seconds.
- The average rural fire department response time is approximately 30 minutes or more.