Extinguishing Fires in Silos and Hay Mows (NRAES 18 - FRONT MATTER ONLY)
Murphy, D. J.; Arble, W. C.
Extinguishing Fires in Silos and Hay Mows will help firefighters understand how to approach and extinguish fires in silos and in hay and straw mows. Such fires can be controlled and extinguished before a disastrous loss occurs if the fire is discovered in time and appropriate actions are taken. This publication explains the different techniques used to control and extinguish fires in conventional vertical silos, oxygen- limiting vertical silos, modified oxygen-limiting silos, and stacks of baled hay and straw. It also outlines good silage-, hay-, and straw-making practices that can help minimize the risk of fire (see appendixes B and C on pages 29 and 30). The information presented in this publication will also be useful to farm operators, emergency medical personnel, extension educators, and silo manufacturers and dealers, because they may become involved in making decisions or offering advice about extinguishing techniques or fire prevention. DUE TO OUSTANDING COPYRIGHT ISSUES OR CLEARLY IDENTIFIED OUT-OF-DATE PRACTICES (E.G. SAFETY CONCERNS), ONLY THE FRONT MATTER (E.G. COVER, ToC, ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS, ETC) ARE PROVIDED HERE AT THIS TIME. Print copies of this item can be found at libraries listed here: www.worldcat.org/oclc/906865232
This 40 page publication (NRAES-18) was originally published by the Natural Resource, Agriculture, and Engineering Service (NRAES, previously known as the Northeast Regional Agricultural Engineering Service), a multi-university program in the Northeast US disbanded in 2011. Plant and Life Sciences Publishing (PALS) was subsequently formed to manage the NRAES catalog. Ceasing operations in 2018, PALS was a program of the Department of Horticulture in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS) at Cornell University. PALS assisted university faculty in publishing, marketing and distributing books for small farmers, gardeners, land owners, workshops, college courses, and consumers.
Natural Resource, Agriculture, and Engineering Service (NRAES)
Farm Management; Silos; Fire Prevention; Safety
Previously Published As
Murphy, D. J., and Arble, W. C. (2000). Extinguishing fires in silos and hay mows. Ithaca, N.Y: Natural Resource, Agriculture, and Engineering Service.