Grain Storage Rescue Training Class

Rescue training group

(7 hrs)

This class will provide FIRE/Rescue and EMS personnel, Grain Elevator Employees, and Farm Operators with a better understanding of strategies for preventing and responding to grain-related entrapments, including partial and full engulfments. This class will be most beneficial for those with limited agricultural or grain handling experience. This course will cover the primary causes of grain-related entrapments, grain storage design and operation, state of the art rescue strategies, and first-responder injury prevention. Demonstrations and hands on experiences will be provided.

Time Activity
8:00 - 8:15 Registration & Refreshments
8:15 - 8:45 Introductions & Class Overview
8:45 - 10:00 Summary of Grain-related Entrapments
10:00 - 10:15 Break
10:15 - 11:00 Grain Storage - Operations & Safety
11:00 - 12:00 Rescue Techniques & Safety Equipment
12:00 - 12:30 Lunch (Video Presentation)
12:30 - 4:30 Demonstrations & Hands On Exercises
  1. Extrication Techniques
  2. Rescue Tube Extrication
  3. Interior Grain Bin Hazards
4:30 - 5:00 Summary / Q&A


This class was produced under grant number SH24885SH3 from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, U.S. Department of Labor. It does not necessarily reflect the views or policies of the U.S. Department of Labor, nor does mention of trade names, commercial products, or organizations imply endorsements by the U.S. Government.


Class PowerPoint presentations:

Unit 1 Confined Spaces in Agriculture
Unit 2 Summary of Emergencies at Grain Storage and Handling Facilities
Unit 3 Preplanning, Training, Rescue Equipment for Emergencies at Grain Storage and Handling Facilities
Unit 4 Emergency Response Strategies for Incidents at Grain Storage and Handling Facilities
Unit 5 Introduction to Demonstrations and Hands-on Training Activities