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 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: jepsen.4@osu.eduPlease 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 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.


2022 schedule:


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