Bin Entry/Tech Rescue Training

Partnership between GEAPS - Seaway Chapter (Ohio) and OABA

August 21-24, 2018

Grain Safety Training Center - Sunrise Cooperative
701 South Vandemark Road, Sidney, Ohio 45365

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When stored grain forms hard bridges, columns and other irregularities, those working to correct it find themselves at risk of becoming trapped inside bins, creating the need for local firefighters to respond. However, many first responders lack the training necessary to handle these types of situations.

To help promote grain bin knowledge and safety, the Ohio AgriBusiness Association and Grain Elevator and Processing Society (GEAPS) are partnering to host the 2018 Bin Entry Tech Training Program. This four-day program is designed to give first responders hands-on training with grain bin rescue for emergency situations at commercial operations and farms.

Conducted by the Safety and Technical Rescue Association (SATRA), and led by professional firefighters, participants will learn about issues surrounding grain bins, OSHA standards, air monitoring and more. They will also build practical skills, like rope and harness work, during the first two days to prepare them for more advanced scenarios in later sessions.

During days three and four, first responders will learn rescue procedures using 130-foot grain bins at the GEAPS Grain Safety Training Center in Sidney, Ohio. Firefighters will work in teams of eight to plan and lead rescues in the bins, with SATRA teachers on-site to monitor and check participants’ work. At the conclusion of the training, participants will work through an entire rescue scenario, from the first call through the grain bin rescue.

A refresher course is available to review rescue techniques.

Registrations will be accepted until August 3. Please contact Steve Queen, 260-740-1217, for more information. 

Hotel reservations can be made at the Hampton Inn Sidney, Ohio at 937-498-8888. Registrants should use the comp code "Bin Entry Training."  All reservations made after Aug. 1 are subject to a 48-hour notice of cancellation.  

For more program information, contact Steve Queen at 260-740-1217. 

Click here to download the Bin Entry/Tech Rescue Training infographic.