Register Now for Firefighters Grain Bin Safety Training at EFD

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Dan Neenan is a Paramedic Specialist with a Firefighter Specialist degree. He is also the director of the National Education Center for Agricultural Safety in Peosta, Iowa. On August 8-10, 2017, Dan will be educating visitors to Empire Farm Days at Rodman Lott and Son Farms in Seneca Falls, NY, about the four most common ways people become entrapped in grain bins.

Neenan will be conducting demonstrations with a Grain Bin Rescue Simulator filled with 110 bushels of corn at the event that is the largest outdoor agricultural trade show in the northeastern U.S.

The presentation will include information on the equipment every bin operator should have on site, and how to protect oneself from grain dust and mold when working near a bin.

Firefighters and emergency rescue personnel may register for a free 4-hour training on Tuesday, August 8 from 6 pm to 10 pm. Registration is required for the training that includes practice with lockout and tag out and extrication of engulfed victims. Hands-on participation is limited to the first 30 to register with their own bunker gear, safety glasses and respirator; observers are welcome; contact Safety Specialist Jim Carrabba at the New York Center for Agricultural Medicine and Health at 800-343-7527 x2216, jcarrabba@nycamh.com.

Sunoco Fulton Ethanol Plant, AN Martin Grain Systems, and Empire Farm Days are sponsoring the grain bin presentations.

The 2017 Empire Farm Days features expanded field demos, irrigation-fed crops, more equipment and test drives, educational seminars, live animal demonstrations, rural living resources and more. Show hours are 9 am-5 pm on Tuesday and Wednesday, 9 am-4 pm Thursday. Admission is $10 per vehicle. For Daily Schedules and more information, visit the website at www.empirefarmdays.com, see Empire Farm Days on Facebook, or call -877-697-7837.

 

MEDIA CONTACTS:

  • NYCAMH Agricultural Safety Specialist Jim Carrabba, 800-343-7527 x2216, cell: 607-222-1983
  • National Education Center for Agricultural Safety Director Director Dan Neenan, 563-557-0354, neenand@nicc.edu
  • Empire Farm Days Manager Melanie Wickham, 877-697-7837, mwickham@empirefarmdays.com
  • EFD Publicist Kara Lynn Dunn, 315-465-7578, karalynn@gisco.net

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