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Confined space rescue training available

June 26, 2015  by Press release

June 26, 2015, Wayne, NY – New York Center for Agricultural Medicine and Health, the National Education Center for Agricultural Safety and Empire Farm Days are offering local emergency responders a free confined-space manure-pit rescue training as part of Empire Farm Days after the show closes Aug. 11-12 at Rodman Lott and Sons Farms, 2973 St. Rt. 414, Seneca Falls, NY.

During the four-hour confined space manure pit rescue training for emergency services, personnel will provide hands-on experience with a simulator from the National Education Center for Agricultural Safety.

Emergency responders should be familiar with the dangers associated with manure pits. They can be oxygen deficient, toxic and explosive, generating four different gases that create risk of dizziness, unconsciousness, injury and death. In the training program, Dan Neenan, a paramedic specialist with a firefighter specialist degree, will cover how to use breathing apparatus, harnessing and rigging when responding to manure pit emergencies.

This event is free to attend although registration required. For more information or to register, contact NYCAMH’s agricultural safety specialist Jim Carrabba at 800-343-7527, ext. 2216, or email



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