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, hazards found around the grain bins, and how to respond in the case of an emergency?
1b. Are you interested in GRAIN BIN TECHNICAL RESCUE 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 TECHNICAL RESCUE TRAINING to your local community?
You could hold the awareness program one day and the technical 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: firstname.lastname@example.org. Please allow 2-3 months for paperwork processing.
If you are interested only in the FIRE FIGHTER TECHNICAL 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
March 4 Coschocton County Grain Safety Awareness & Fire Fighter Training
March 6 Marysville, Ohio Grain Safety Awareness & Fire Fighter Training
March 18 South Charleston, Ohio Grain Safety Awareness for
First Responders and Farmers
March 27 Wayne Co Regional Training Facility
Grain Safety Awareness - and the National Stand Up for Grain Event
April 1-2 Fulton County Fire Fighter Training
April 5-6 Fairfield County Grain Safety Awareness & Fire Fighter Training
April 15 Auglaize County Grain Safety Awareness & Fire Fighter Training
April 17 Warren County Fire Fighter Training
April 19-21 Hamilton County Fire Fighter Training
April 23 Mercer County Fire Fighter Training
April 30 Morgan County Fire Fighter Training
May 7 Mahoning County Fire Fighter Training
May 20 Gallia County Grain Safety Awareness & Fire Fighter Training
June 10 Licking County Fire Fighter Training
June 12 Knox County Fire Fighter Training
June 17 Crawford County Fire Fighter Training
June 24 Holmes County Fire Fighter Training
July 1 Lawrence County Fire Fighter Training
July 29 Butler County Fire Fighter Traning
August 5 Greene County Fire Fighter Training
August 12 Seneca County Fire Fighter Training
August 19 Licking County Fire Fighter Training
August 26 Columbiana County Fire Fighter Training
Sept 5-8 Maumee, Ohio Grain Safety Awareness & Fire Fighter Training
Sept 9 Wood County Fire Fighter Training
Sept 19-21 Farm Science Review Grain Safety Awareness
Sept 21-30 Firehouse Expo Fire Fighter Training
October 14 Paulding County Fire Fighter Training
Nov 4 Jefferson County Fire Fighter Training
All dates and locations tentatively scheduled