Agriculture and Harvest Public Media
7:55 pm
Wed October 2, 2013

Rescue Ready

A study by Purdue University shows the overall death rate from accidents on American farms is declining, but the number of fatalities from grain bin entrapments has been stubbornly steady. The peak was 2010 in which 51 people, mostly teenagers died. Iowa's volunteer firefighters are getting updated training and new equipment in case a rescue is needed.

Iowa Public Radio's Pat Blank talks with trainers and students practicing farm safety rescues.
NECAS Director Dan Neenan trains firefighters at a school held at Kirkwood Community College
Credit IPR's Pat Blank