Illinois Fire Service Institute


Grain Bin Rescue Awareness : 4-8 Hours

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Course Description

The scope of this course is to educate students about grain storage facility types, their construction, and operating features. OSHA regulations, physical-environmental hazards and potential rescue resources are identified to ensure the response falls within the requirements minimizing fire department civil or criminal liability. Scene management and safety are discussed in conjunction with locating and making contact with the victim. Appropriate non-entry rescue efforts are identified. Various cutting tools are used in a simulated rescue to assist in the removal of grain from the system. Upon completion of this class the student will possess the ability to function as a support member to a rescue team conducting rescue operations at a grain storage facility.


Please bring with you to class:

Turn out gear
Eye protection
Ear protection
Steel toed shoes

This course is part of the following Programs

  • agricultural
  • cornerstone


There are no prerequisites to taking this course

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Applicable Credits

As of 01/22/2018


Some of the practical skills meet objectives OSHA 29CFR1910 1910.134 Respiratory Protection
OSHA 29CFR1910 1910.134(g)(4) i,ii,iii Respiratory Protection “Two In – two Out”
OSHA 29CFR1910.272  Grain Handling Facilities
OSHA 29CFR1910.146  Permit Required Confined Space
OSHA 29CFR1910.147  Lock Out / Tag Out  
OSHA 29CFR1910.126  Sub Part M – Fall Protection


All practical skills meet objectives under NFPA Standard:
1001 Firefighter Professional Qualifications - Basic        
1006 Rescue Technician Professional Qualifications
1670 Operations and Training for Technical Rescue Incidents

OSFM Certification

All practical skills are direct Certified Fire Fighter II or Certified Basic skill objectives
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