August 11, 2014

Grain bin rescue training offered August 16-17

OWENSVILLE, Ohio (July 29, 2014) ― Ohio State University Extension Clermont County is hosting Grain Bin Rescue Awareness programs for the public and emergency personnel on Aug. 16 and 17 at the Stonelick Township Fire Department on Route 50 in Batavia.

A workshop open to the public, sponsored by Clermont County Farm Bureau, will be held Aug. 16 at 9 a.m. Taught by the OSU Ag Safety Program, the workshop is designed to teach farmers, farm families and community members about the hazards associated with stored grain. At the conclusion of the classroom section, participants will have the opportunity to view the Grain Comprehensive Agriculture Rescue Trailer (CART), ask questions and stay to watch emergency personnel complete their hands-on training. Community participants are not allowed to participate in the actual rescue training portion.

The second part of the program is designed for emergency personnel and is being offered to 25 participants each day on Aug. 16 and 17 at 9 a.m. Participants will take a six-hour Ohio Fire Academy (OFA) course (#1954) to learn and practice grain bin rescue techniques with CART. The Stonelick and Jackson Township Fire Departments have partnered with Clermont Extension to offer this program to local firefighters and first responders.

For more information regarding the training, contact Agricultural & Natural Resource Educator Gigi Neal at 513-732-7070 or neal.331@osu.edu. A registration form may be downloaded at http://clermont.osu.edu/topics/agriculture-and-natural-resources/grain-bin-rescue-training.

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