The National Safety Council, Nebraska is partnering with OSHA, Central Valley Co-op, Nebraska Grain & Feed and CPI Co-op to hold a high angle rescue workshop on Sept 5, 2019. We will begin our day in McCool Junction with training and end with a full demonstration in Fairmont. See full agenda for more details. 

8:30 - 9:00 AM


9:00 - 10:00 AM · Stone Creek Event Center

Welcome & Morning Session

Jeff Funke

Opening Statements
Jeff Funke, OSHA Omaha Area Director - Emergency Action Planning/Rescue Capability Evaluations

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10:00 - 10:20 AM

The Day My Rescue Training Saved a Man Buried in Grain

Jeff Krebs · Central Valley Ag

Jeff Krebs a member of Central Valley Ag’s rope rescue team will share his remarkable story of the day his training was called into action. He received a call from the local fire department asking for assistance in saving a farmer buried in a grain bin. He will share how the skills he learned being a part of the CVA rescue team played an important role in helping to save a life that day.

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10:30 - 11:00 AM

Roco Rescue

Roco Rescue - Rescue Equipment Considerations

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11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Developing a Rescue Team

Building an Internal Rescue Team – Key Steps and Considerations
Central Valley Ag Cooperative has trained and equipped 5 rope rescue teams to perform of high angle and grain bin rescues. They will share what drove their decision to develop internal rescue capabilities, the steps involved, and some of the key considerations along the way. They will also share the unexpected benefits these teams contributed to the companies safety culture.

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12:00 - 12:45 PM


Lunch is included and will be served at Stone Creek Event Center.

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1:00 - 3:00 PM

Meet in Fairmont-Safety Briefing & Demo

Grain Bin Rescue & High Angle Rescue
Demonstration of Rope Rescue Teams
Closing Statements

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