ACFD receives grain engulfment rescue training

By Donita Clausen
Arkansas City Traveler – March 28, 2014

RIGHT, FROM LEFT: ACFD Lt. Paul Hunter and firefighter-paramedic Brandi Rice train on the grain engulfment rescue training trailer.

RIGHT, FROM LEFT: ACFD Lt. Paul Hunter and firefighter-paramedic Brandi Rice train on the grain engulfment rescue training trailer.

Ten Arkansas City Fire-EMS Department employees and 15 Two Rivers Co-op employees participated Thursday in all-day training in grain engulfment rescue.

The course requires a basic knowledge of confined space rescue techniques and ‘lock out, tag out’ procedures.

It was presented through the Kansas Fire and Rescue Training Institute at the University of Kansas, with the cooperation of the Kansas Grain and Feed Association, Kansas Farmers Service Association, and Kansas Cooperative Council.

The goal of the training is to improve safety in grain-handling facilities.

Gwen Romine, KSFFA Webmaster



%d bloggers like this: