Kudos to Farm Safety

Farm Safety

The PAgricultural Rescue Training Program received the 2011 Rural Health Program of the Year Award from the Pennsylvania Office of Rural Health.

PAgricultural Rescue, developed by Penn State Senior Extension Associate Davis Hill, brings more than 500 Pennsylvania firefighters and emergency personnel together each year for training sessions designed to lessen the extent of injuries sustained in farm accidents. The program teaches trauma care and rescue procedures for unusual circumstances, such as accidents involving heavy farm machinery or entrapments in confined spaces.

The program has been credited six times in the past two years for providing significantly positive outcomes in farm accidents.