Programs and Classes
Farm Family Emergency Response Program
In many cases, family members and farm workers are the first on the scene of a farming incident. This course teaches families and workers how to provide lifesaving care to an injured person in the crucial time between the incident and the arrival of emergency rescue teams.
Agricultural Emergency Response Training
One out of every nine farm families experiences an agricultural-related injury each year. Approximately 60 percent of these require emergency medical treatment. In Illinois, this accounts for approximately 5,500 cases each year. Training area emergency medical providers helps minimize the potential risk of injury to the patient and rescuer.
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Progressive Agricultural Safety Days®
Each year, more than 100 children are killed in farming incidents nationwide. These hands-on safety days teach children safe behavior, how to deal with emergencies and how to accept responsibility for their own safety on a farm or in their homes. School staff and community leaders help select topics that are most appropriate for their community.
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These assemblies cover a variety of safety topics children are faced with each day. Through interactive sessions, children learn to minimize their risk through animal safety, chemical safety, grain safety and more.
National Safe Tractor and Machinery Operation Program
Children ages 14 and 15 who wish to work on their farm must complete a certification program in order to comply with child labor laws. This course teaches children to operate a tractor over 20 HP and operate hydraulic, articulating or PTO driven equipment.
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Emergency Action Tubes
The Emergency Action Tube is a waterproof ABS pipe mounted on the main power pole of a farmstead. The tube contains information about the farm for Emergency Response Services to help protect life and property in case of emergency. In partnership with community organizations, the Center for Rural Health and Farm Safety provides these tubes at no cost to farm residents of east central Illinois.