Facility design can either inhibit or promote fire. Emergency accessibility for ingress and egress is critical.
Ensure that all roads and bridges providing access to the property and between buildings are large enough for emergency vehicles.
Contact your local fire department to ensure that you meet any requirements for property and identify problem areas.
Place buildings at least 50 to 100 feet away from the stable. The 100-foot distance reduces the chance of fire spreading from building to building through radiation. The 50-foot gap between buildings provides access for fire-fighting equipment.
The ground around all buildings should be compacted or sturdy enough to support the weight of heavy equipment, such as a fire truck, during wet conditions.
Ensure an ample water supply for fire hoses with a hydrant, water tank, or pond. Hoses can deliver 250 gallons of water per minute.