Farm fires: Planning a livestock evacuation

Livestock farmers are being urged to prepare how to evacuate stock in the event of a fire, after NFU Mutual reported a 20% rise in arson attacks in 2014.

Jim Green, animal rescue specialist from Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service, said farmers who implement a fire safety strategy are less likely to lose everything.

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Mr Green has put together a six-point plan to ensure livestock can be evacuated safely in a fire.

Fire safety on livestock farms

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