Hazards of Flowing Grain Course

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Hazards of Flowing Grain Course

Course covers how first responders can work safer and prevent grain entrapment during grain bin emergencies

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Vermillion Fire EMS Department 820 North Dakota Street Vermillion, SD 57069

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SATRA Hazards of Flowing Grain Course, Sponsored by Vermillion Fire EMS Department

Course is open to Fire Department personnel and other first responders who have the potential to respond to emergencies in a grain facility. Participants will

  • Become familiar with the hazards of flowing grain, allowing them to work safer and prevent grain entrapment.
  • Actively participate in a live engulfment / rescue scenario in a controlled environment.
  • Be qualified to be part of a grain rescue team.

Class Length & Structure

4 hours of training time per course

  • 2 hrs. Interactive Classroom Presentation with Hands-on Exercises
  • 2 hrs. Live Grain Engulfment / Rescue Simulation

We will be offering a morning class (8:00AM-12:00PM) and an afternoon class (1:00PM-5:00PM). The classes are limited to 30 participants each.

Topics Covered

  • Safe bin entry
  • Detecting and mitigation atmospheric hazards
  • Grain dust explosion considerations
  • Lock out, tag out
  • Assembly and use of a bin entry life line
  • Entrapment hazards
  • Roles of a bin Entrant
  • Roles of a bin Attendant
  • Concepts of bin rescue
  • Grain engulfment rescue
  • Use of coffer dams
  • Safe bin cutting
  • Auger entanglement
  • Patient handling