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 Lisa Pfeifer at 614-292-9455 or email: 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 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.


2021 schedule:


Date                        General Location                      Program Type

March 13                  Richland County                     Fire Fighter Training

March 27                  Hocking County                      Fire Fighter Training

March 30-31              Butler County                        Fire Fighter Training

April 10-11               Mahoning County                    Fire Fighter Training

April 17                   Columbiana County                  Fire Fighter Training

April 24                    Mahoning County                    Fire Fighter Training

May 8                       Harding County                       Fire Fighter Training

May12-14                 Summit County                        Fire Fighter Training

June 5-6                   Athens County     Grain Safety Awareness & Fire Fighter Training

June 12                   Fairfield County                        Fire Fighter Training

June 17-19               Shelby County                         Fire Fighter Training

June 26-27                Darke County                         Fire Fighter Training

July 10                     Fairfield County                        Fire Fighter Training

July 17-18               Trumbull County                        Fire Fighter Training

July 31                     Clinton County                          Fire Fighter Training

August 7                Ashtabula County                        Fire Fighter Training

August 14                  Knox County                           Fire Fighter Training

August 21                Fayette County                      Grain Safety Awareness

August 28-29          Jefferson County                        Fire Fighter Training

September 11         Auglaize County                         Fire Fighter Training

September 13-18    Franklin County                             Firehouse Expo

September 21-23    Madison County                       Farm Science Review

September 25            Ross County                           Fire Fighter Training

October 2                Putnam County                          Fire Fighter Training

October 9              Columbiana County                     Fire Fighter Training

October 16-17       Mahoning County                      Fire Chief's Symposium

October 23              Shelby County                           Fire Fighter Training

October 30             Greene County                            Fire Fighter Training

December 4           Williams County                           Fire Fighter Training

All dates and locations tentatively scheduled


2022 Hold Dates (Ohio Fire Academy ONLY)

April 24                  Morgan County                                Fire School