(Answer) NR 443 Week 7 Discussion: Communities and Disaster Preparedness


NR 443 RN Community Health Nursing

Week 7 Discussion: Communities and Disaster Preparedness

Living in East Texas I have seen my fair share of hay fires, some of which were in my own pasture (pictured above). For those who may not be familiar with what this is, it is a fire that is caused when plant reactions and bacterial growth combine to raise temperatures in hay bales. According to the Texas department of agriculture, “Excessive moisture is the most common cause of hay fires, Odd as it might seem, wet hay is more likely to lead to a spontaneous-combustion fire than dry hay” (“Home”, 2021). As you can see from the pictures above these fires can damage or destroy hay, barns and YES even a tractor and baler which can cost farmers thousands of dollars in terms of building replacement, feed replacement and lost revenues.

I have spent a great deal of time researching websites concerning this very issue after a small fire in my own pasture turned into a 43-acre fire (pictured above). The best information I was able to locate on disaster preparedness was the Texas Department of State Health Services….please click the purchase button below to access the entire solution at $5