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Agriculture Rescue Training

Calling All

First Responders, Emergency Medical Technicians, Fire, Rescue, and Law Enforcement Personnel

Training for responses that are of a LOW FREQUENCY – HIGH DANGER to emergency personnel are the ones for which emergency responders should be better prepared, but are you?

Farmers are largely independent and often manage many of their own injuries and incidents. However, when a hazard transforms itself into an entrapment or serious injury, emergency services are called upon. This is when emergency personnel will be exposed to dangers less familiar to them.

In the past, many in the volunteer service had members on the department that either worked on or came from a farming background. This familiarity was an advantage to departments and agencies, and they were the “go to” people when en-route to a farm incident. Today, agencies around the state lack the knowledgeable personnel of the agricultural world and those same dangers that caused the injury to the farmer may do the same for your firefighter and EMS personnel.

This is why the National Farm Medicine Center and the Auction of Champions Donors, in partnership with Pittsville Fire, Life Link III Air Medical Transport, Heiman Holsteins, and Heeg Farms Inc. are in the process of helping you to be better prepared when being called to these situations. On October 21 and 22, 2022 an evening of live presentations and a full day hands-on training at various agricultural workshops is in development to train your staff on how to approach and safely rescue someone involved in an agricultural emergency.  

70
emergency responders trained
29
WI Departments represented
12
Departments recieved four gas monitor

Workshops

Farm

Familiarization

This workshop is designed to familiarize the rescuer to various farm equipment and structures that may be encountered. Emergency shutdown procedures, equipment operation, storage hazards are all to be covered. A “must attend” for any personnel not familiar with this environment.

Tractor Rollover

More common tractor overturns and discussion of stabilization techniques as well as emergency medical concerns with hands on experience will be showcased in this workshop.

Equipment

Extrication

Principles of machinery extrication will be discussed as well as hands on incident size-up, extrication and patient handling will be performed in this workshop.

Silo Rescue

This workshop will be an on scene presentation of the needs to perform a safe rescue from a silo. Ropes, rigging, anchors, knots and harnesses will be utilized during the evolution. By utilization of an actual silo and equipment on the farm, personnel will be better prepared for the silo rescue.

Grain Bin Rescue

Similar to the silo rescue, grain bins have their own unique hazardsUtilizing safety equipment, this workshop will be an on scene presentation of the needs to perform a safe rescue from a grain bin.


General Information

Location

Friday’s lecture session will be conducted in-person at the Robert Froehlke Conference Center, located in the Melvin R. Laird Center of the Marshfield Clinic Research Institute in Marshfield, WI. Parking is available in lot L and B (see map). Please enter from parking lot L and not street side. In the event of increased COVID precautions, the presentations will be held virtually via Zoom with a link and additional information provided to you via email. Saturday’s portion of the program will be held at the Heiman Holsteins dairy farm in Marshfield, WI.

CEUs

Certificates validating 9.5 hours of CEUs upon completion, pre/post test, and evaluation of the program will be awarded. 

Dress

Participants are encouraged to dress in anticipation for an active day. Appropriate PPE includes full turnout gear, or extrication gear including boots/safety shoes, gloves, helmets and eye protection. No SCBA required. Each course enrollee is responsible for providing these items. As workshops are held outdoors, be prepared in case of inclement weather. 

Agenda

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Thank You to Our Sponsors!


Are you interested in donating or becoming a sponsor of the Agriculture Recue Training program? Please contact Kyle Koshalek at koshalek.kyle@marshfieldresearch.org for next steps and how you can help emergency responders be better prepared for agricultural emergencies.