Heartland Farm Mutual Insurance is proactive with it's Loss Prevention Program

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Checklist for Farm Owners to help protect your farm from Fire Risk. Contact Heartland Farm Mutual head office in Waterloo at 1-800-265-8813 or your local Broker. Recommendations and Best Management Practices below:

  • Surge protection installed on the main electrical service
  • Combination Series Parallel Arc Fault Breakers installed at main electrical service panel
  • Heat & Smoke detectors with alarm and strobe light that will signal outside the barn
  • HAVEN fire suppression units strategically located - installed in ceiling
  • Manual pull switch alarm at each end of the barn to activate fire alarm
  • Fire extinguishers at each point of entry/exit (min. 4)
  • Automatic door closures on offices, mechanical room, laundry room, etc.
  • No smoking signs posted throughout the facility
  • Signs posted with address in case of emergency (near phone to call 911)
  • Farm personnel/staff training with Emergency plan in place - reviewed with local Fire Department
  • All fans or heaters are heavy duty commercial grade. Hard wired or plugged into receptacles - not extension cords
  • Timer on clothes dryer to not run continuously or after hours
  • Machinery or tractor to be stored in a separate building min. 50' away

 

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