Nebraska Forest Service


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Published by Nebraska Forest Service, Rural Fire Protection Program


Farm and ranch families have always been concerned with fire. Long distances from fire departments result in longer emergency response times. The lack of adequate water for fire fighting is another common problem. These two factors combine to make fire on the farm or ranch extremely costly and potentially dangerous.

America’s rural residents are ¼ of the nation’s population living on 98 percent of the land. Rural residents must give fire prevention first priority in protecting their homes, families and businesses.

Fire prevention on the farm or ranch starts with YOU.