Firefighters in Ontario and Quebec will receive additional training when it comes to farm safety, risks and rescue, thanks to a $45,000 donation from G3 to the Canadian Agricultural Safety Association’s (CASA) BeGrainSafe program.
Safety on the farm should always be centre stage but regardless of experience and precautions taken, accidents do happen and we rely on first responders to know what to do in specific farm-related accidents, says G3 in a release.
“Safety is key to everything we do at G3, and that has included providing grain rescue training and equipment to enhance safety in communities across Western Canada,” says G3 president and CEO Don Chapman. “We’re proud to help expand this life-saving program to Ontario and Quebec.”
Although the safety training isn’t new, what is new is the languages it will be offered in. For the first time, French translation will be offered, further expanding the number of firefighters who will benefit from the program.
Further, G3 will also help supply six fire departments in central Canada with training and rescue equipment including a pencil auger and a coffer dam.
G3 has been providing funding and support to CASA’s BeGrainSafe program since 2016.