Carthage’s Specialty Risk Insurance partners with Nationwide, NECAS for Grain Bin Safety Week

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Expanding Nationwide’s annual campaign to help reduce injuries and deaths from grain engulfment

CARTHAGE, Mo. – Farming families and grain handlers know all too well the dangers associated with grain bin entrapment. And local emergency responders understand that without the life-saving equipment to help rescue someone in this situation, the outcome could be devastating. 

Specialty Risk Insurance has partnered with Nationwide and the National Education Center for Agricultural Safety (NECAS) in its Grain Bin Safety Week efforts. This year, the company contributed to the program and is awarding the vital tool of a Grain Bin Safety Tube and the training needed to the Uniontown, Kan. and Liberal, Mo. Fire Departments.

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The presentation of the Grain Bin Rescue Tube will take place at 6:00 pm, Sept. 26 in Liberal, Mo. at 205 S Main St. and at 10:00 am, Sept. 28 in Uniontown, Kan. at 406 Sherman St.

“Specialty Risk Insurance is proud to partner with Nationwide to help save lives in our local agricultural communities,” said Kevin Charleston, agency owner. “Our team is passionate about making a positive impact in our rural communities by providing education and resources.”

Nationwide, the number one farm insurer in the United States1, initiated the annual Grain Bin Safety Week campaign in collaboration with agricultural industry leaders after identifying a lack of specialized resources available to rural fire departments, who are often the only line of defense against bin entrapments. This advocacy campaign helps educate those entering grain bins of the dangers and the importance of following safe entry procedures.

Since 2014, Nationwide’s annual Nominate Your Fire Department Contest has awarded rescue tubes and specialized training to 112 fire departments across 26 states. For more information about the this event contact Karie Currence at 417-434-1663 or kariecurrence@prevent-risk.com. 

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