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Grain entrapment rescue training opportunity

Grain entrapment rescue training opportunity

Difference between a rescue and a recovery comes down to timing and training. FS Grain Systems has teamed up with Successful Farming magazine and GSI to send a local rescue team to NECAS for grain bin extrication training. All travel, lodging and training expenses will be covered by FS Grain Systems.

This year, there have been far too many stories about people who became trapped in grain bins. Some were able to personally tell the tale of their rescue. Others, unfortunately, weren’t so lucky.

In those situations, the difference between a rescue and a recovery comes down to timing and training. A rural fire department or emergency rescue squad is usually the first on the scene, and proper education can make all the difference.

The National Education Center for Agricultural Safety (NECAS) in Peosta, Iowa, offers grain entrapment rescue training for these first responders with simulation equipment donated by Growmark, Nationwide Agribusiness, and Grain Systems Incorporated (GSI).

“In our business, as well as the business of farming, there are times when one must enter a grain bin,” said Randy Holthaus, Growmark grain systems marketing manager. “In the event of a problem, the actions of the first responders can mean the difference between life and death, so timely training is key.”

To reinforce that commitment to rescue training, FS Grain Systems has teamed up with Successful Farming magazine and GSI to send a local rescue team to NECAS for grain bin extrication training. All travel, lodging, and training expenses will be covered by FS Grain Systems.

“We wanted to be part of this worthwhile endeavor, because we’re committed first and foremost to promoting safety, ” Holthaus said.

The rescue squad recipients will also receive a $2,700 aluminum rescue tube from GSI.

Anyone can nominate their local rescue team by completing a one-page form, available at www.necasag.org or at www.growmark.com.

“Take a few minutes to nominate your local rescue team,” Holthaus said. “You never know whose life may be saved because they received the proper training.”

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