G3 donates Life Saving Grain Rescue Equipment to Rural Alberta Fire Departments

WINNIPEG, MB, August 26, 2020 –/COMMUNITYWIRE/– The Canadian Agricultural Safety Association (CASA), in partnership with G3, is pleased to announce the donation of $25,000 worth of life-saving grain rescue equipment to several rural Alberta fire departments.

 Canadian Agricultural Safety Association (CASA)

WINNIPEG, MB, August 26, 2020 –/COMMUNITYWIRE/– The Canadian Agricultural Safety Association (CASA), in partnership with G3, is pleased to announce the donation of $25,000 worth of life-saving grain rescue equipment to several rural Alberta fire departments.

Select fire departments located near G3’s new grain elevators in the Carmangay, Irricana, Morinville, Stettler County, Wetaskiwin and Vermilion areas will be trained before receiving the rescue equipment. Sturgeon County Emergency Services, near G3 Morinville, received the BeGrainSafe training this August.

Long-time sponsor G3 has partnered with CASA since 2016 for BeGrainSafe program development and delivery. This marks the second large donation of GSI RES-Q-TUBE and a Haul-ALL pencil auger from G3 to eligible fire departments in the Prairie region. In 2018, G3 donated grain rescue gear to ten Saskatchewan fire departments as a part of its partnership with CASA.

Sturgeon County Emergency Services, near G3 Morinville, received the BeGrainSafe training this August. (CASA photo)
Sturgeon County Emergency Services, near G3 Morinville, received the BeGrainSafe training this August. (CASA photo)

CASA’s grain safety program, BeGrainSafe, works to highlight the dangers of moving grain through awareness events and provides training to firefighters on grain entrapment rescue.

With the donation of this equipment, fire departments will now have all the tools needed to successfully and safely perform a rescue.  Fire departments will be eligible to receive this equipment after the completion of the BeGrainSafe Firefighter Grain Rescue Training course.

“Safety is our number one priority at G3 both for our employees and the communities where we live and work,” says G3 CEO Don Chapman. “We’re pleased to build upon this valuable partnership with CASA and provide the training and tools to further enhance safety.”

“Fire departments need the proper tools and training to successfully perform a grain rescue,” says Robert Gobeil CASA’s Agricultural Health and Safety Specialist. “Thanks to G3, even more fire departments will be equipped with this rescue equipment.”

For more information about BeGrainSafe, including firefighter training, please visit casa-acsa.ca/grain or Contact CASA at 877-452-2272 or info@casa-acsa.ca.

About CASA

The Canadian Agricultural Safety Association is a national, non-profit organization dedicated to improving the health and safety of farmers, their families and agricultural workers. CASA is funded in part through the Canadian Agricultural Partnership, a federal, provincial and territorial initiative and receives additional support from the agricultural and corporate sectors. For more information, visit www.casa-acsa.ca, find us on Facebook or LinkedIn or follow us on Twitter @planfarmsafety.

About G3

G3 was created with the vision of building a smarter path from farmers’ fields to global markets. Today, G3 is transforming the way grain moves with an expanding network of facilities that set new standards for fast, safe and reliable operations. We focus on efficiency to create opportunity for our customers across Canada and around the world. G3 Terminal Vancouver, a state-of-the art export facility, is bringing more speed and efficiency to our grain supply chain. G3 is a Canadian company, and is headquartered in Winnipeg, Manitoba.

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Contact information

Robin Anderson
CASA Communications
877 452 2272
randerson@casa-acsa.ca

Peter Chura
G3 Media Relations
1-204-983-3101
mediarelations@g3.ca