The Canadian Agricultural Safety Association (CASA), in partnership with G3, is pleased to announce the donation of $25,000 worth of life-saving grain rescue equipment to several rural Alberta fire departments.
Select fire departments located near G3’s new grain elevators in the Carmangay, Irricana, Morinville, Stettler County, Wetaskiwin and Vermilion areas will be trained before receiving the rescue equipment. Sturgeon County Emergency Services, near G3 Morinville, received the BeGrainSafe training this August.
Longtime sponsor G3 has partnered with CASA since 2016 for BeGrainSafe program development and delivery. This marks the second large donation of a GSI RES-Q-TUBE and a Haul All pencil auger from G3 to eligible fire departments in the Prairie region. In 2018, G3 donated grain rescue gear to 10 Saskatchewan fire departments as part of its partnership with CASA.
CASA’s grain safety program, BeGrainSafe, works to highlight the dangers of moving grain through awareness events and provides training to firefighters on grain entrapment rescue.
With the donation of this equipment, fire departments will now have all the tools needed to successfully and safely perform a rescue. Fire departments will be eligible to receive this equipment after the completion of the BeGrainSafe Firefighter Grain Rescue Training course.
“Safety is our No. 1 priority at G3 both for our employees and the communities where we live and work,” says G3 CEO Don Chapman. “We’re pleased to build upon this valuable partnership with CASA and provide the training and tools to further enhance safety.”
“Fire departments need the proper tools and training to successfully perform a grain rescue,” says Robert Gobeil, CASA’s agricultural health and safety specialist. “Thanks to G3, even more fire departments will be equipped with this rescue equipment.”
For more information about BeGrainSafe, including firefighter training, please visit casa-acsa.ca/grain or contact CASA at 877-452-2272 or [email protected].