Farm fires have often been accepted as unfortunate occurences which couldn't be helped. Rural areas were the last field which organized fire protection entered. Many rural fire departments are now organized. And in some states, practically every farm is included in the area of a rural fire department.
Wardle, Norval J. and Brosier, Mark H.
"Fire First-Aid for Your Farm,"
Iowa Farm Science: Vol. 6
, Article 3.
Available at: https://lib.dr.iastate.edu/farmscience/vol6/iss11/3