WHAT IF...you were first to discover a family member in an
Would YOU know what to do?
Family Emergency Response is a program that teaches
family members and farm employees how to make important
decisions at the scene of a farm emergency.
Farming is an occupation that exposes workers to many hazards.
The key to survival is not getting caught by these hazards.
This program leads participants through various scenarios
that forces them to think about typical injury incidents and
to make informed decisions and reactions to them.
The "Farm Family Emergency Response Program" strives
to prevent farm emergency incidents. Each module ends with
a discussion of various preventive strategies. These strategies
are intended to be implemented on the farm as part of the
overall farm safety effort to make the work environment safer.
Twelve individual modules cover specific topics that are leading
causes of farm injury or death. The modules are:
Family Emergency Response helps farm family members
to use critical thinking to help solve problems.
Farm Family Emergency Response Program is ideal
for farm groups of all ages.
Farm Family Emergency Response is intended for all farm groups
including farm managers, employees, spouses, and 4-H and FFA
groups. Participation as a family or as a work group is encouraged.
From 15 to 45 minutes for each module. Typical presentations
run from one and one-half to two hours. A full half day would
be needed to include all the modules at one time. There is an
opportunity to expand some of the course content. For example,
first-aid and CPR training could be practiced as a part of the
Farm Family Emergency Response Program
a scene that occurs daily across North America.
and actions need to be made and implemented in a logical order....if
not, you may cause further injury to the victim, or you risk
injury or death to yourself. Know what to do so you don't become
another victim . It's a scene that occurs daily across North
You may be the critical link in the chain
For additional information on how to bring a Farm Family
Emergency Response Program
to your area, call or e-mail
at the number or address below.
Agricultural Emergency Management Program
205 Agricultural Engineering Building
University Park, PA 16802
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