G3 is renewing its support of the Canadian Agricultural Safety Association (CASA).
The company is committing $50,000 to CASA in 2023, maintaining G3’s position as a top sponsor and Safety Champion of the BeGrainSafe program.
CASA’s BeGrainSafe program raises awareness of the risks of becoming trapped in grain, trains firefighters in rescue techniques, and makes available specialized grain rescue equipment to rural fire departments.
Since BeGrainSafe’s inception in 2016, G3’s support has helped train hundreds of firefighters and provided dozens of sets of rescue equipment in farming communities in Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario and Quebec.
“Safety is of paramount importance at all of our grain handling facilities, but our commitment doesn’t stop there,” says Don Chapman, G3’s CEO. “We’re pleased to be able to enhance safety in and around the communities we serve.”
“G3’s long-term support has allowed the BeGrainSafe program to thrive,” says Andrea Lear, CASA’s CEO. “BeGrainSafe messaging around prevention has increased and more firefighters than ever have received the information they need to save lives to keep Canadian farms safe and sustainable.”
Grain entrapment is a potentially deadly risk for farmers and others who work around large volumes of grain, and specialized training and equipment are needed to safely extract a victim. Just last year a Manitoba farmer trapped in grain was rescued by local firefighters who had received BeGrainSafe training and equipment.