When scheduling the Grain C.A.R.T. (Comprehensive Agricultural Rescue Trailer), please answer the following questions to help enhance the quality of your program.
1a. Are you interested in a GRAIN SAFETY AWARENESS program for local farmers and agribusiness managers to teach them about the hazards associated with flowing grain, proper ways to enter a grain bin, and what can/should not be done in the case of an emergency?
1b. Are you interested in TRAINING for your local fire department to gain the knowledge to safely evaluate the hazards associated with grain bins and successfully extricate a trapped victim(s) through a combination of classroom and hands-on training?
2. Have you thought about partnering with the local fire department or your local OSU Extension office to provide both the AWARENESS and TRAINING to your local community?
You could hold the awareness program one day and then the training program could take place the following day.
3. Do you have access to 200-250 bushels of dent (field) corn?
It is the responsibility of the host agency to supply the corn used in the training. (Seed corn is not permitted). The corn can only be top loaded into the trailer and then can either be gravity dumped into a pit/auger or offload via the auger system in to a truck or wagon at the conclusion of the training.
4. Do you have access to a building capable of holding a 40’ semi-trailer, in case of inclement weather?
The Grain C.A.R.T. requires a minimum door size of 14’h x 10’w, with an interior overhead working height of 22-ft. The area around the trailer should be 20-ft wide and 45-ft deep/long, overall.
To schedule a GRAIN SAFETY AWARENESS or if you are interested in collaborating the awareness program with a fire fighter training, please contact Lisa Pfeifer at 614-292-9455 or email: email@example.com. Please allow 2-3 months for paperwork processing.
If you are interested only in the FIRE FIGHTER TRAINING (Grain Rescue Level 1 class), please contact Mike Bailey at 614-752-7177 or 888-726-7731 ext 141.
In order to more efficiently serve Ohio communities, please consider partnering with neighboring counties when scheduling the Grain C.A.R.T.
Below is the current schedule:
Date General Location Program Type
July 30 Morrow County Fire Fighter Training
August 6-7 Wayne County Fire Fighter Training
August 13 Tuscarawas County Grain Safety Awareness
August 20 Holmes County Holmes County Safety Day (OFA)
August 24-27 Knox County Fire Fighter Training
September 11 Athens County Fire Fighter Training
September 16-17 Greene County Fire Fighter Training
September 18-23 London, Ohio Farm Science Review
October 14-15 OSFSI
October 17-22 Indianapolis, Indiana National FFA Convention
October 29 Darke County First Rate Industries, Industry Training
November 5 Darke County (Arcanum) Fire Fighter Training
November 19 Fairfield County (Amanda FD) Fire Fighter Training
* = Tentatively scheduled