Animal Housing Fire Safety - Please take a moment to plan how to save your loved one


Zooville Philanthropist

Just wanted to post a friendly reminder here as we approach summer and wildfire season in the northern hemisphere to please take the time to consider your fire response and evacuation plan for wherever your loved ones are located. Please make sure that your fire extinguishers are charged, properly space around your facility or home, and that any dust, cobwebs or other easily flammable materials are periodically cleaned, as cobwebs ignite easily.

If you are looking for further guidance on this, I recommend reviewing the free to view version of the new National Fire Protection Association 150: Fire and Life Safety in Animal Housing Facilities Code which came out a few years ago to help improve awareness and provide guidance on minimum standards for how housing should be built. Many jurisdictions have not yet adopted the code as mandatory, but it is still engineering best practices and you may want to ask your local jurisdiction to adopt it.

For those with specifically horses, this is more of a plain English guide to some of the risks and dangers of barn fires:

For those with dogs or other house pets, this might be helpful as a starting point as well:

Thank you for your time and attention to safety.