Safety is a core value at CHS, and we appreciate the opportunity to build working relationships with local first responders and fire departments. In an effort to strengthen these relationships, the CHS location in Frederick, Okla., held a grain engulfment training in conjunction with the Oklahoma State University Fire Service Training team.
Funding for the training, meeting supplies and rescue equipment came from a variety of sources including a grant from Oklahoma State University, CHS based in Frederick, and the CHS Seeds for Stewardship grant program, which supports organizations and projects that are focused on safety, ag education, and strengthening and uplifting hometown communities. CHS employees, local first responders from four fire departments, OSU Extension and local EMS attended the classroom and hands-on training.
CHS is proud to support rural communities, fire departments and first responders. “CHS has provided financial support to purchase much-needed equipment,” says Justin Green, Frederick Fire Department. “We have a mutually supportive relationship, which is valued and appreciated.”
The CHS Seeds for Stewardship grant program has recently provided funds for a new grain rescue tube and a thermal imaging camera, which are both being used by the Frederick Fire Department.
“CHS is committed to the safety of our employees, patrons and first responders,” says Brandon Winters, location manager, CHS. “It is important for everyone involved to understand what to do if a grain engulfment incident occurs.”
These CHS ag retail locations deliver agronomy, energy and grain products and services to Oklahoma and Texas ag producers and other customers from 13 locations. They are part of CHS Inc., (www.chsinc.com) a leading global agribusiness owned by farmers, ranchers and cooperatives across the United States. Diversified in energy, agronomy, grains and foods, CHS is committed to creating connections to empower agriculture, helping its farmer-owners, customers and other stakeholders grow their businesses through its domestic and global operations. CHS supplies energy, crop nutrients, seed, crop protection products, grain marketing services, production and agricultural services, animal nutrition products, foods and food ingredients, and risk management services. The company operates petroleum refineries and pipelines and manufactures, markets and distributes Cenex® brand refined fuels, lubricants, propane and renewable energy products.