Grain bins can be found in almost every community, from bins on rural farms to hoppers in industrial factories. It is imperative for first responders to understand the challenges present at a grain bin rescue. In this video, Director Tim Zehnder and Instructor Jay Penfield show us the various types of bins prevalent today, the common injuries that occur in bins, and how to address and mitigate such incidents and extricate the patient.
Zehnder points out the similarities that these incidents have with confined-space, man-in-machine, and rope rescue. These incidents are unique, but with proper training and a systematic approach, they can be mitigated efficiently and safely.