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Long-time Sponsor G3 Supports Firefighter Training Through the BeGrainSafe Program

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Winnipeg, MB, March 29, 2022 – The Canadian Agricultural Safety Association (CASA), is pleased to announce that long-time sponsor G3 has committed $45,000 to BeGrainSafe for 2022. G3 is a BeGrainSafe Safety Champion.

G3 has partnered with CASA since 2016 for delivery of BeGrainSafe, a program developed in response to increased grain entrapment fatalities.

In 2022, the BeGrainSafe trailer will be training firefighters in Central Canada. For the very first time, BeGrainSafe training will be offered in French. G3 is funding the translation of the training material for firefighters, including the course manual and online training component.

“Making BeGrainSafe training available in French allows BeGrainSafe to reach more firefighters across Canada,” says Rob Gobeil, CASA’s Agricultural Health & Safety Specialist. “As a national organization, CASA strives to make all training and resources available in both official languages, and thanks to G3, BeGrainSafe will make significant impacts on French-speaking rural communities.”

G3 funding will also support training and rescue equipment for six fire departments in Central Canada. The rescue equipment consists of a pencil auger and a coffer dam. This equipment, alongside training, is vital as it gives firefighters the knowledge and equipment to help save lives in grain entrapment situations.

“Safety is key to everything we do at G3, and that has included providing grain rescue training and equipment to enhance safety in communities across Western Canada,” says G3 President and CEO Don Chapman. “We’re proud to help expand this life-saving program to Ontario and Quebec.”

For more information about BeGrainSafe, including firefighter training, please visit casa-acsa.ca/grain or Contact CASA at 877-452-2272 or info@casa-acsa.ca

About CASA

The Canadian Agricultural Safety Association is a national, non-profit organization dedicated to improving the health and safety of farmers, their families and agricultural workers. CASA is funded in part through the Canadian Agricultural Partnership, a federal, provincial and territorial initiative and receives additional support from the agricultural and corporate sectors. For more information, visit www.casa-acsa.ca, find us on Facebook or LinkedIn or follow us on Twitter @planfarmsafety.

About G3

G3 was created with the vision of building a smarter path from farmers’ fields to global markets. Today, G3 is transforming the way grain moves with an expanding network of facilities that set new standards for fast, safe and reliable operations. We focus on efficiency to create opportunity for our customers across Canada and around the world. G3 Terminal Vancouver, a state-of-the art export facility, is bringing more speed and efficiency to our grain supply chain. G3 is a Canadian company, and is headquartered in Winnipeg, Manitoba.


Media Contacts

Robin Anderson
Communications Coordinator CASA/ACSA
877-452-2272 / randerson@casa-acsa.ca

Peter Chura
G3 Corporate Communications Specialist
1-204-983-3101 / mediarelations@g3.ca