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G3 boosts firefighter training through BeGrainSafe

Program provides crucial training and equipment to Canadian firefighters, enhancing their ability to respond to grain entrapment incidents.

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G3’s continued support for the Canadian Agricultural Safety Association’s (CASA) BeGrainSafe program in 2024 will enhance the capabilities of firefighters and rescue services across various Canadian farming communities. This initiative addresses the serious risk of grain entrapment in the agricultural sector by providing specialized training and life-saving equipment.

Grain entrapment poses a significant threat to farmers and workers in the grain industry, necessitating specific skills and tools for safe victim extraction. Since its collaboration with BeGrainSafe in 2016, G3’s annual contributions have resulted in the training of hundreds of both professional and volunteer firefighters. The program has also equipped numerous rural fire departments across the Prairies, Ontario, and Quebec, bolstering their preparedness to protect farming communities.

Dan Marsellus, Fire Chief in Kneehill County, Alberta, where one of the first 2024 training sessions was hosted, expressed gratitude to G3 and CASA. The session brought together 35 firefighters from nine departments, enhancing their understanding of responder safety in grain entrapment scenarios.

G3 CEO Don Chapman underscored the company's dedication to safety and community service. He highlighted that support for the BeGrainSafe program aligns with G3's core commitment to these values.

Andrea Lear, CEO of CASA, emphasized the crucial role of sponsors like G3 in the success of BeGrainSafe. Their contributions are pivotal in disseminating life-saving knowledge and equipping fire departments with necessary tools to effectively respond to grain entrapment incidents.

As a 'Safety Partner' in 2024, G3 has contributed $40,000 to the BeGrainSafe program, extending its impact across several Canadian provinces and ensuring that more firefighters are trained and equipped to handle grain entrapment emergencies.

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