Training for responses that are of a LOW FREQUENCY – HIGH DANGER to our personnel are the ones for which we should be better prepared, but are we?
Farmers are largely independent and often manage many of their own injuries and incidents. However, when a hazard transforms itself into an entrapment or serious injury, emergency services are called upon. This is when our personnel will be exposed to dangers less familiar to them.
In the past, many of us in the volunteer service had members on the department that either worked on or came from a farming background. This familiarity was an advantage to our agencies, and they were the “go to” people when en-route to a farm incident. Today, agencies around the state lack the knowledgeable personnel of the agricultural world and those same dangers that caused the injury to the farmer may do the same for your firefighter and EMS personnel.
This is why the National Farm Medicine Center, in partnership with Pittsville Fire and Life Link 3 Air Medical Transport, are in the process of helping you to be better prepared when being called to these situations. On May 8th and 9th, 2020 an evening and full day program called the Agricultural Rescue Training (ART) is in development to train your staff on how to approach and safely rescue someone involved in an agricultural incident.
Please register by April 24, 2020. The program registration fee is $75/participant. Registration after, April 24th, will increase to $100/participant. Registration fee includes all meal services provided during the event(s) registered for as well as all program materials. Attendance is limited to 100 in order to maximize the hands-on component of the workshops. Advanced registration is required. If cancellations are received within 72 hours of the program, the registration fee will be refunded less a $10 administrative fee. The conference reserves the right to cancel due to insufficient enrollment.
View Marshfield Clinic website for more information.
To register for the training, you may submit your payment and information by clicking on the button below. You may also submit a registration form via mail to:
Marshfield Clinic Health System Inc.
1000 North Oak Avenue
Marshfield, WI 54449
Make checks payable to Marshfield Clinic Health System Inc.
If by credit card, please call 715-389-3776 to make payment (Marshfield Clinic accepts MasterCard, VISA, American Express, Discover)
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Certificates validating 9.5 hours of CEUs upon completion and evaluation of the program will be awarded.
Friday, May 8, 2020 portion of the program will be held at the Robert Froehlke Conference Center, located in the Melvin R. Laird Center of the Marshfield Clinic, Marshfield, WI. Saturday, May 9, 2020 portion of the program will be held at the Heiman Holsteins dairy farm in Marshfield, WI.
Participants are encouraged to dress in anticipation for an active day. Appropriate PPE includes full turnout gear, or extrication gear including boots/safety shoes, gloves, helmets and eye protection. No SCBA required. Each course enrollee is responsible for providing these items. As workshops are held outdoors, be prepared in case of inclement weather.
For Friday's session in the Robert Froehlke Conference Center, parking is available in lot L and B (see map). Please enter from parking lot L and not street side.