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Grain Bin Rescue Simulator and Firefighters and EMS Training Opportunity: Register Now

grain bin rescueSeneca Falls, NY.  The New York Center for Agricultural Medicine and Health is bringing the National Education Center for Agricultural Safety, NECAS, grain bin simulator to New York State for the August 9, 10, and 11, 2016 Empire Farm Days. Firefighters and rescue personnel will have a free, four-hour, hands-on training opportunity after the show closes on Tuesday, August 9, and Wednesday, August 10.

The free training from 6 pm to 10pm is with NECAS Director Dan Neenan, a Paramedic Specialist with a Firefighter Specialist degree. The training includes one hour or classroom time and three hours of hands-on experience with the grain bin rescue unit filled with 100 bushels of corn.

Trainees will practice lockout, tag out, and extrication of engulfed victims. Registration for the special training is required by contacting Jim Carrabba with the New York Center for Agricultural Medicine and Health at 800-343-7527 extension 2216 or

Throughout each day of Empire Farm Days, Neenan will offer 20-minute safety education demonstrations at the grain bin exhibit at the largest outdoor agricultural show in the northeastern U.S. He ill cover the four most common ways people become entrapped in grain bins, the equipment every bin operator should have on site, and how to protect yourself from grain dust and mold when working near a bin.

The demonstrations and special training opportunity are sponsored by the New York Center for Agricultural Medicine and Health, the National Education Center for Agricultural Safety, and Empire Farm Days with additional sponsorship provide by Farm Credit East and the NY Farm Bureau Member Services Safety Group 486.

Find more information on the training opportunity and on Empire Farm Days online at

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