Funding from the Alberta Wheat Commission is helping to provide grain rescue training for firefighters and boost awareness of its BeGrainSafe program, says the Canadian Agricultural Safety Association.
The program is focused on dangers of grain entrapment and includes a website (BeGrainSafe.ca) and training materials. But it also has a training course that prepares firefighters to respond to a grain entrapment incident on farm or at a grain-handling facility.
Thanks to Alberta Wheat support, more than 85 firefighters received this training in March in the communities of Wetaskiwin, the County of Camrose, Magrath and Cypress County, CASA said in a release.
The BeGrainSafe mobile demonstration and training unit will return to Alberta in the summer, it added.