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, 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: jepsen.4@osu.eduPlease 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 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.


2023 schedule:


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