CASA Training Manitoba Firefighters Over Next Few Weeks

May 03, 2021

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Firefighters across Manitoba will be receiving grain entrapment safety training over the next few weeks.

Rob Gobeil is with the Canadian Agricultural Safety Association (CASA).

"CASA has built a grain entrapment demonstration and training trailer. We call it our be 'Be Grain Safe' mobile unit. It was first put into service in the summer of 2017. Every year we've had this program, it's evolved."

Gobeil explained how firefighter training will be administered.

"One person acts as the victim, so they physically entrap a live firefighter and do a mock rescue with them. Just to clarify, there are some safety controls in the demonstration bin as well. There's a safety grate at the bottom."

There is also an in-class or online portion to the training as well.

The 'Be Grain Safe' mobile unit will be in Miniota, MB this weekend.

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