The grain rescue tube and portable auger are essential in safely extricating a person trapped in a bin.
A grain rescue tube creates a barrier between the victim and the rest of the grain, while the auger is able to quickly move grain away.
Fire departments in Leader, Eston, Beechy, Humboldt, Nipawin, Swift Current, Churchbridge, Caronport, Estevan and Melville will receive the equipment following the completion of the BeGrainSafe Firefighter Grain Rescue Training course.
The program is sponsored by the Canadian Agricultural Safety Association (CASA). G3 Canada also provided a $25,000 donation for the equipment.
Having a grain rescue tube and a portable auger available to fire departments trained in grain extrication greatly increases the probability of a victim surviving a grain entrapment, says Robert Gobeil, CASA agricultural health and safety specialist.
CASA is a national, non-profit organization dedicated to improving the health and safety of farmers, their families and agricultural workers.