New York Farm Bureau to Host Grain Bin Safety & Rescue Training at WNY Farm Show

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New York Farm Bureau’s WNY Region and The New York Center for Agricultural Medicine and Health (NYCAMH) are excited to announce that they will be hosting a Grain Bin safety and rescue demonstration unit at the 2018 WNY Farm Show at the Erie County Fairgrounds in Hamburg, NY. The demonstration unit is provided by the National Education Center for Agricultural Safety (NECAS), located in Peosta, Iowa. NECAS travels across the United States with this unit to teach farmers and emergency personnel about grain bin safety and rescue techniques.

Visitors to the WNY Farm Show will learn critical information about grain bin safety. NECAS Agricultural Safety Director Dan Neenan will offer the 20-minute grain bin safety demonstrations every hour throughout the show hours on Thursday and Friday.  Three, free classes will be offered to firefighters and EMS personnel:


Thursday 2/1/2018: 6:00 to 8:00 PM Agricultural Trauma Class for EMS personnel

Friday 2/2/2018: 6:00 to 10:00 PM Firefighter Grain Bin Rescue Class

Saturday 2/3/2018: 10:00 AM until 3:00 PM, Firefighter Grain Bin Rescue Class


First responders interested in participating in these free training sessions must contact NYCAMH Agricultural Safety Specialist Jim Carrabba to enroll. Contact Jim at 800-343-7527 x2216, or e-mail 

The 8th Annual Western New York Farm Show will be held February 1-3, 2018 at the Erie County Fairgrounds in Hamburg, New York. The exposition is sponsored by the Erie County Agricultural Society. The Show will be held inside two heated buildings on the Fairgrounds. Show times are: Thursday, February 1st, 10:00am-4:00pm; Friday, February 2nd, 10:00am-6:00pm; Saturday, February 3rd, 9:00am-3:00pm. For more information, visit , email or call 716-649-3900 ext. 6488.


About the Erie County Agricultural Society

The Erie County Agricultural Society is a private not-for-profit membership organization. Established in 1819, the Society is the oldest civic organization in Western New York. The mission of the Erie County Agricultural Society (ECAS), sponsors of the WNY Farm Show and Erie County Fair, is to preserve and enhance, by educational endeavors, the agricultural and historical legacy of New York State. (



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