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National Greenhouse Manufacturers Association - Fire Safety

Updated: Dec 15, 2021

Many greenhouses are relatively isolated from the nearest fire station with the appropriate fire fighting organization and equipment. Greenhouse operations may lack access to an adequate source of water for fighting a fire. As commercial greenhouse operations become larger and more technically advanced, equipment and wiring may not be properly installed or maintained at all times. Plant containers, packaging, glazing and shade cloth are readily available combustible fuels. As a result of these compounding risk factors, fires can spread rapidly throughout the facili- ty. Economic losses from a fire to a greenhouse operation can be out of proportion to the actual number of fires occurring.


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