Grain bin safety contest launchedGrain bin safety contest launched
February 8, 2016
NATIONWIDE announced that is collaborating with industry leaders and agricultural professionals to launch its third annual safety contest as part of this year's Grain Bin Safety Week.
The Nominate Your Fire Department Contest runs from Jan. 1 through May 31. It will award grain rescue tubes and hands-on training to help first responders save lives, thanks to the support of KC Supply Co., the National Education Center for Agricultural Safety and other partners.
During the last two years, the national contest awarded tubes and training to 13 fire departments in 12 states.
"Grain bin accidents can tragically impact individuals, families and entire communities," Brad Liggett, president of Nationwide Agribusiness, said. "Accident prevention means everyone working together, and Grain Bin Safety Week provides a forum for the agricultural community to help keep people safe."
In 2014, 38 documented entrapments resulted in 17 deaths, according to Purdue University.
Liggett said, "This program brings attention to life-saving extraction methods and procedures, which can improve responder and victim safety."
For more information, visit www.grainbinsafetyweek.com.
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