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10 Saskatchewan fire departments receive grain rescue equipment


November 2, 2018
By Fire Fighting in Canada

Nov. 2, 2018, Winnipeg, Man. - The Canadian Agricultural Safety Association (CASA), in partnership with G3 Canada Limited, announced 10 Saskatchewan fire departments will receive vital grain-rescue equipment.

BeGrainSafe, CASA’s grain safety program, is supported by sponsors like G3. These sponsorship dollars have helped build the BeGrainSafe mobile demonstration unit, develop BeGrainSafe resources, raise awareness on grain hazards, and train firefighters on grain entrapment rescue.

G3, in addition to the $75,000 already committed to BeGrainSafe, has donated $25,000 towards the purchase of grain-rescue equipment for 10 fire departments in Saskatchewan.

- Leader and District Fire Department
- Humboldt Fire Department
- Melville Fire and Rescue
- Churchbridge Fire Rescue
- Eston Volunteer Fire Department
- Caronport Fire and Rescue
- RM of Swift Current Fire
- City of Estevan Fire Rescue Services
- Beechy and District Fire Hall
- Nipawan Fire Department will all receive a GSI RES-Q-TUBE and a Haul-ALL auger.

“Having a grain rescue tube and a portable auger available to fire departments trained in grain extrication greatly increases the probability of a victim surviving a grain entrapment,” says Robert Gobeil CASA’s Agricultural Health and Safety Specialist. “Thanks to G3, this equipment will be available in areas throughout Saskatchewan.”

“Safety is our number one priority at G3 both for our employees and the communities where we live and work,” says G3 CEO Don Chapman. “We have a valuable partnership with CASA and its BeGrainSafe program and this added funding will do even more to enhance safety.”

The grain rescue tube and portable auger are essential in rescuing a grain entrapment victim. The grain rescue tube creates a barrier between the victim and the rest of the grain and the auger allows rescuers to quickly move grain away from the victim. The ten fire departments will receive this equipment after the completion of the BeGrainSafe Firefighter Grain Rescue Training course.

For more information about BeGrainSafe, visit casa-acsa.ca/grain or Contact CASA at 877-452-2272 or info@casa-acsa.ca.