Rescue Programs

Like any business, agriculture can be financially set back by safety violations, injuries, illnesses and deaths. NECAS offers safety education and proactive programs to help prevent incidents that affect your agribusiness safety and welfare. Contact NECAS to schedule one of the available rescue programs listed below. Training is available at the NECAS facility or on-site.

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Grain Bin Rescue

Designed to give students knowledge of grain bin design and structure. Learn the four most common ways that people become entrapped. During the hands-on component of class, you will practice lockout/tag out and extrication procedures for both a fully engulfed and partially engulfed victim. The content meets NFPA 1006 and NFPA 1670 requirements. Full NFPA compliant protective clothing and safety glasses will be required for all students involved in the hands on portion of this class.

Department requirements: 110 bushel of grain to be loaded into our state of the art simulator, two scrap bin panels. Firefighters will need full protective gear including safety glasses and hearing protection.

Manure Pit Rescue

Learn procedures for safely entering into the confined space of a manure pit to perform rescue operations in low oxygen situations. Air monitoring, roping and harnessing will be covered. Hands-on practice will be conducted in a new state of the art simulator.

Department requirements: 150 gallons of water. Full NFPA compliant protective clothing and SCBA will be required for all students involved in the hands-on portion of the class.

Tractor Rollover

An in-depth look at how tractors roll over and new safety devices that help stabilize a tractor including Roll-Over Protection Systems (ROPS). The hands-on portion of the program will deal with trauma patient care, cribbing and extrication tools. Students will perform several evolutions in patient extrication. Students will gain knowledge on how to safely conduct a tractor rollover incident.

Department requirements: Tractor to rollover and something to roll it over with. Firefighters will need full protective gear.

Combine/Auger Rescue class

Includes a demonstration on how a combine works as well as how a victim becomes entrapped in the combine or auger. The hands-on portion of the program will deal with trauma patient care, auger entanglements, cribbing, and extrication tools. Students will perform several evolutions in patient extrication.

Department needs: Fully functioning combine (for demonstration purpose only; we will not damage it), a scrap 4 or 6-row combine head and auger to tear apart.

Grain Storage Facilities on Fire (Classroom only)

Class will familiarize firefighters on how to respond to fires in grain elevators, grain bins, silos and feed mills. It will focus on what to look for, how to approach, and how to extinguish these fires. This class will also cover life safety when fighting these dangerous fires.

National Education Center for Agricultural Safety (NECAS)
8342 NICC Drive
Peosta, IA 52068
563.557.0354
888.844.6322