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 GRAIN BIN RESCUE AWARNESS 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 Dr. Dee Jepsen at 614-292-6008 or email: email@example.com. Please allow 2-3 months for paperwork processing.
If you are interested only in the FIRE FIGHTER TRAINING (Grain Bin Rescue Level 1 course), please contact Lyn Nofziger at Lyndon.Nofziger@com.state.oh.us or 614-348-4068.
In order to more efficiently serve Ohio communities, please consider partnering with neighboring counties when scheduling the Grain C.A.R.T.
Date General Location Program Type
June 24-26 Geauga County Fire Fighter Training
July 3 Knox/Licking County Fire Fighter Training
July 9 Montgomery County Fire Fighter Training
July 23 Lawrence County Fire Fighter Training
July 30 Paulding County Fire Fighter Training
August 9-10 Darke County Grain Safety Awareness & Fire Fighter Training
August 16-18 Seneca County Fire Fighter Training
August 20-21 Trumbull County Grain Safety Awareness & Fire Fighter Training
August 27 Knox County Fire Fighter Training
September 10 Erie County Fire Fighter Training
September 17-18 Sandusky County Fire Fighter Training
September 20-22 Madison County Farm Science Review
October 1 Ashland County Fire Fighter Training
October 8 Crawford County Fire Fighter Training
October 15-16 Carroll County Fire Fighter Training
October 22-23 Meigs County Grain Safety Awareness & Fire Fighter Training
All dates and locations tentatively scheduled