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Firefighters trained in grain rescue

Firefighters trained in grain rescue

Reading Time: < 1 minute 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 […] Read more

The Canadian Agricultural Safety Association offers grain rescue training for rural fire departments. Those that have taken the training can receive a grain rescue tube and grain auger.

Grain rescue equipment to be given to fire departments

Reading Time: < 1 minute Rural fire departments that have taken BeGrainSafe training from the Canadian Agricultural Safety Association are eligible to receive life-saving grain rescue equipment. Thanks to support from Corteva Agriscience Canada, rural fire departments can receive a GSI RES-Q-TUBE and a Haul-ALL pencil auger. The grain rescue tube creates a barrier between the victim and the grain […] Read more


The grain entrapment demo unit that the Canadian Agricultural Safety Association takes to farm events is an eye-opener for some producers, but others are harder to reach.

Don’t get trapped — bring a buddy when unloading grain from bins

Most people trapped in grain don’t survive, but a few simple steps can greatly reduce the danger

Reading Time: 4 minutes Of all the dangers involved in unloading grain bins, grain entrapment is indisputably one of the most perilous. A routine entry into a bin to shovel some resistant grain can become deadly in a matter of seconds if the auger — and thus the flow rate — stays active. “One of the main things we […] Read more



Alberta farm groups support grain safety initiative

Reading Time: 3 minutes Alberta Pulse Growers and Alberta Wheat Commission along with the Canadian Canola Growers Association and Prairie Oat Growers Association have committed $120,000 to the Grain Safety Program. The program, an initiative of the Canadian Agricultural Safety Association, will educate farmers, farm workers, and farm families about the dangers of grain handling and storage. “The Alberta […] Read more

CPS provides funding for grain safety program

CPS provides funding for grain safety program

Reading Time: < 1 minute Crop Production Services is giving $80,000 to the Grain Safety Program. The number of people being trapped in grain is on the rise, and this program features a mobile demonstration unit. “The mobile unit will be used to raise awareness about the hazards of moving grain,” said Marcel Hacault, executive director of the Canadian Agricultural […] Read more


Cereal crop producers urged to take care

Cereal crop producers urged to take care

Reading Time: < 1 minute A new campaign is urging cereal producers to be vigilant about grain safety. Cereals Canada launched the Keep it Clean — Cereals campaign because of growing scrutiny of grain, said Cam Dahl, the organization’s president. “Canadian farmers consistently deliver high-quality safe food to consumers around the world,” said Dahl. There are a few steps that […] Read more