Creating a farm rescue team approach to manage agricultural emergencies makes good sense at the
community level. Farm incidents happen infrequently but when they do, they are very serious and
require special skills and good teamwork among the various disciplines on scene. Many of the
techniques learned have application in non-farm emergencies that involve machines, confined spaces
and hazardous materials emergencies. This training allows departments the ability to specialize in
agricultural responses to be better prepared to serve their farm community. This Training will include
classroom instruction and detailed hands-on exercises that will allow the participants to practice their
new knowledge and skills. There will be extensive hands-on exercises involving farm machinery and
structures.

Who should attend
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Topics covered
Farm Incident Management; Tractor and Machinery Emergencies; Farm Chemical Emergencies; Farm
Confined Space Events; Emergencies Involving Fires and Farm Animals; Farm Community Emergency
Preparedness.

Course objectives
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      •    Describe a variety of confined space issues related to farms in their community.

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      •    Explain the importance of hardening a farm site to discourage illegal activity.

      •    List sources of information when dealing with a chemical emergency on a farm.

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Emergency Rescue in an Agricultural Environment
"Prepare for the Worst; Train To Be The Best"
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Instructor Access
First Responders who have taken the Agricultural Emergencies-Awareness training and
want to develop operational skills and procedures for managing various farm related
emergencies in their community.
Managers of emergency response organizations who want to understand procedures,
techniques, and response activities unique to agricultural emergencies and disasters.
Demonstrate the important trauma patient care concerns related to a farm trauma
patient.
Describe appropriate resources that should be requested to the scene of an
emergency involving agricultural machinery, chemicals, structures, or animals.
Demonstrate proper incident management steps during farm related emergency scenarios.
Properly stabilize a farm tractor/machine during patient driven scenarios.
Explain how various chemicals and other materials on the farm can be harmful to
individuals and the community at large.
Describe why the farm community needs a special training on emergency response
and farm security.
Discuss the hazards involved in managing emergencies involving manure storage
facilities, silos and grain bins.
Demonstrate the importance of utilizing preplan information in managing a variety of
simulated farm emergency scenarios.