BeGrainSafe equipment and training for rural fire departments

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The Canadian Agricultural Safety Association (CASA), is pleased to announce that long-time sponsor G3 has committed $45,000 to BeGrainSafe for 2021. G3 is a Safety Champion for the program, the top tier of support. G3 has partnered with CASA since 2016 for BeGrainSafe program development and delivery. In 2021, G3’s commitment will ensure the BeGrainSafe program continues to raise awareness and provide grain rescue training to fire fighters in farming communities.

With the volume of grain flows increasing due to advances in technology and production, this program provides education to producers, their families, workers and rural firefighters about the safety risks posed by flowing grain. They deal with topics such as grain entrapment or engulfment which are situations that occur when grain is drawn out from beneath someone present on the surface of the grain; when a void beneath the surface of grain breaks as someone attempts to walk across it; and when a wall of grain collapses onto someone. Grain entrapment occurs when a person becomes partially submerged in grain and cannot get out without assistance. Grain engulfment occurs when someone is completely buried in grain. Both situations are extremely dangerous, though engulfments are usually fatal. The BeGrainSafe program centers around grain safety education and training.

In past years, G3’s commitment has included the purchase of grain rescue gear for several rural fire departments in Saskatchewan and Alberta. G3 is making similar donations this year in Manitoba.

“G3 is committed to providing a safe and healthy working environment for our staff, customers and neighbours in all the communities we serve,” says G3 CEO Don Chapman. The program also provides training to firefighters on grain entrapment rescue.

For more information about BeGrainSafe, including firefighter training, please visit casa-acsa.ca/grain or contact CASA at 877-452-2272 or [email protected].

The Canadian Agricultural Safety Association is a national, non-profit organization dedicated to improving the health and safety of farmers, their families and agricultural workers. CASA is funded in part through the Canadian Agricultural Partnership, a federal, provincial and territorial initiative and receives additional support from the agricultural and corporate sectors. For more information, visit www.casa-acsa.ca, find us on Facebook or LinkedIn or follow us on Twitter @planfarmsafety.

G3 was created with the vision of building a smarter path from farmers’ fields to global markets. Today, G3 is transforming the way grain moves with an expanding network of facilities that set new standards for fast, safe and reliable operations. We focus on efficiency to create opportunity for our customers across Canada and around the world. G3 Terminal Vancouver, a state-of-the art export facility, is bringing more speed and efficiency to our grain supply chain. G3 is a Canadian company, and is headquartered in Winnipeg, Manitoba.

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