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Online help for developing an emergency plan

Reading Time: < 1 minute This is a good time of year to develop or review your farm’s emergency plan — and there’s a free online guide for doing that. The Rural Emergency Plan can be used to create a site map; inventory of hazardous goods; location of emergency water supplies, equipment and other supplies; and issues for first responders […] Read more

In this training simulation, emergency responders first cut open a portion of a grain auger to assess how badly the ‘victim’ is injured and then cut the auger to free its leg.

While you’re harvesting, first responders hope they aren’t needed

It’s a dangerous time of year — 
here are some tips for making it safer

Reading Time: < 1 minute Even as farmers were out in their fields, dozens of first responders from the Foothills Fire Department were preparing for the worst. More than 20 members of the 150-person department attended a training session at Heritage Pointe Fire Station in De Winton earlier this month. Among the sessions was a hands-on practice in which a […] Read more