Stratford Area Fire Department has been a long time collaborator and advocate for the RF-DASH and Ag Rescue Training programs. Recently, the department conducted their own training on two different farm emergency scenarios, silo rescue and a unresponsive patient with injuries in a self unloading forage box. As harvest is upon us, these types of trainings are increasingly important for… Read More »Stratford Area Fire Department Conducts Training on Agricultural Emergencies
Check out the interview Kyle Koshalek conducted with Mid-West Farm Report discussing the Agriculture Rescue Training and importance of emergency responders familiarizing themselves with these types of emergencies in their communities.
Agricultural workers are 8-10 times more likely to die on the job than the average U.S. worker, and emergency responders experience fatality rates 3-4 times higher than the average worker with 88,000 rural firefighters injured each year. Firefighters and farmers have different jobs, but both face risks as part of their everyday duties. These shared risks are why the National… Read More »Agriculture Rescue Training
Thanks to the AgCountry Farm Credit Services for providing an opportunity for rural fire departments and safety organizations to apply for the opportunity to receive grain bin rescue units. Departments are eligible to apply if they are from the following counties: Minnesota: Becker, Beltrami, Big Stone, Chippewa, Clay, Clearwater, Douglas, Grant, Hubbard, Kandiyohi, Kittson, Koochiching, Lac Qui Parle, Lake of the… Read More »Grain Bin Rescue Equipment Opportunity!
Check out issue 8 of the RF-DASH quarterly newsletter! Some of its contents include: Farm Ag Emergency Response/Training Facebook GroupRF-DASH RenewalRF-DASH Going InternationalAgriculture Rescue Training a SuccessWelcome to the Official RF-DASH WebsiteRF-DASH Training Manual