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K-State and Purdue University to Host Grain Facility Incident Training Seminar For Fire and Rescue Instructors ... Oct. 18 ... Manhattan, KS

Date Posted: September 18, 2013

Manhattan, KS—In a grain elevator emergency, the time it takes for first responders to arrive at the scene, and the actions they take upon arrival, could be a matter of life or death.

Kansas State University, in conjunction with Purdue University, is hosting a workshop on October 18 for first responder instructors interested in conducting basic awareness training in grain storage, processing and handling facilities incidents.

The purpose of the class is to assist current first responder instructors in conducting a 7.5-hour class for first responders with a high probability of responding to grain facility-related incidents.

The class will be held starting at 8 a.m. at the International Grains Program Conference Center on the K-State campus.

There is no cost to attend the training.

Each participant will be provided extensive instructional resources, including electronic versions of the PowerPoint presentations.

Two breaks and two complimentary meals will be provided at the site.

Enrollment in the class will be limited to 20 qualified individuals at each site.

Participants will be selected on a first-come, first-serve basis.

The workshop is limited to individuals who meet the following criteria:

• current emergency first responder/fire-rescue instructor,

• prior completion of NIMS training,

• working knowledge of grain storage, processing and handling facilities,

• prior completion of a basic first responder training class related to incidents at grain storage, processing and handling facilities,

• familiarity with OSHA standards relevant to confined spaces and grain handling facilities, and

• familiarity with NFPA 1670 and NFPA 1006 standards.

Due to funding availability, the window for applying is very short.

The application can be found at

All questions on the application must be answered to be considered.

If you have questions, please contact Brandi Miller at 785-532-4053 or, or Steve Wettschurack at 765-714-4557 or

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