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Agricultural Safety and Health Program

Ohio State University Extension

How to schedule the GRAIN C.A.R.T.?

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: pfeifer.6@osu.edu. 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 2017 schedule:

Date                        General Location                                    Program Type

March 17-18            Hardin County                                          Fire Fighter Training

March 18                  Hardin County                                         Farm Safety Days

March 25                  Hancock County                                      Fire Fighter Training

March 28                  Auglaize County                                      Grain Safety Awareness

March 28                  Auglaize County                                      Fire Fighter Training

April 1                       Putnam County                                       Fire Fighter Training

April 9                       Mercer County                                        Fire School

April 22-23               Clermont County                                     Fire Fighter Training

April 30                     Morgan County                                       Fire School

May 6                        Harrison County                                      Fire Fighter Training

May 17-19                Wayne County                                         Fire Fighter Training

June 1                       Licking County                                       OFA Confined Space

June 3-4                    Delaware County                                    Fire Fighter Training

June 10                     Jackson County                                       Fire Fighter Training

June 17                     Clark County                                           FF/Industry Training

June 24                     Licking County                                       OFA Fire Muster

June 28                     Trumbull County                                    Fire Fighter Training

June 29                     Trumbull County                                    Industry/Grain Safety

July 1                         Ashland County                                    Fire Fighter Training

July 8                         Geauga County                                     Fire Fighter Training

July 15                      Ashtabula County                                  Fire Fighter Training

July 22                      Ashtabula County                                  Grain Safety Awareness

July 29                      Trumbull County                                   Fire Fighter Training

August 5                   Portage County                                      Fire Fighter Training

August 9                   Licking County                                     OFA Confined Space

August 12                 Crawford County                                  Grain Safety Awareness

August 16-17           Muskingum County                               Grain Safety Awareness  

August 19                 Knox County                                         Fire Fighter Training

August 25                 Madison County                                    Grain Safety Awareness

August 26                 Ross County                                           Grain Safety Awareness

August 26                 Ross County                                           Fire Fighter Training

August 30                 Morrow County                                     Grain Safety Awareness

September 5-7         Franklin County                                      Fire Fighter Training

September 11-13    Franklin County                                       Fire Fighter Training

September 16          Greene County                                        Fire Fighter Training

September 17-22    Madison County                                      Farm Science Review

September 23          Greene County                                        Grain Safety Awareness

October 8-13            Fairfield County                                     Grain Safety Awareness

October 14               Licking County                                       OFA/OSFSI

October 23-28         Indianapolis, IN                                       National FFA Convention

November 4             Drake County                                          Fire Fighter Training

November 15           Licking County                                       OFA Confined Space

All dates and locations tentatively scheduled