Last year’s popular grain bin rescue demonstrations highlighting the proper safety precautions of grain storage and handling are returning to Ohio State University’s Farm Science Review.
Dee Jepsen, Ohio State University Extension state safety leader, said more times have been added to the daily demonstrations to accommodate more requests for information related to the potential risks when working with grain on the farm.
OSU Extension, in partnership with Heritage Cooperative and City of Urbana Fire Division, is featuring Agricultural Grain Bin Rescue demonstrations designed to educate both emergency crews and farming communities on the appropriate techniques for using rescue equipment in agricultural emergencies. Additional partners, including Pleasant Valley Joint Fire District, City of London Fire Department, and Central Townships Joint Fire District, will be conducting the rescue demonstrations.
“In the past 10 years, Ohio has experienced 19 fatalities from grain engulfments,” Jepsen said. “The demonstrations are designed to help bridge the knowledge gap between emergency personnel and farming incidents they may encounter, in addition to providing farming families with steps they can take before the emergency personnel arrive.”
The Agricultural Grain Bin Rescue demonstrations will be held daily every hour on the half-hour from 9:30 a.m.… Continue readingRead More »