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Ag Rescue Training

Friday, October 25, 2024 to Saturday, October 26, 2024

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Calling All First Responders, Emergency Medical Technicians, Fire, Rescue, and Law Enforcement Personnel

Training for responses that are of a LOW FREQUENCY – HIGH DANGER to emergency personnel are the ones for which emergency responders should be better prepared, but are you?

Farmers are largely independent and often manage many of their own injuries and incidents. However, when a hazard transforms itself into an entrapment or serious injury, emergency services are called upon. This is when emergency personnel will be exposed to dangers less familiar to them.

In the past, many in the volunteer service had members on the department that either worked on or came from a farming background. This familiarity was an advantage to departments and agencies, and they were the “go to” people when en-route to a farm incident. Today, agencies around the state lack the knowledgeable personnel of the agricultural world and those same dangers that caused the injury to the farmer may do the same for your firefighter and EMS personnel.

This is why the National Farm Medicine Center and the Auction of Champions Donors, in partnership with Pittsville Fire Company, Life Link III Air Medical Transport, Heiman Holsteins, Heeg Farms Inc., and Marshfield Clinic Health System are in the process of helping you to be better prepared when being called to these situations. On October 25 and 26, 2024 an evening of live presentations and a full day hands-on training at various agricultural workshops is in development to train your staff on how to approach and safely rescue someone involved in an agricultural emergency.  

We will also be offering again this year a separate train-the-trainer course designed to equip participants with in-depth knowledge on how to organize and conduct their very own Agriculture Rescue Training. This will be held during the day October 25, 2024.