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G3 Supports Safety In Vermilion With Donation Of Grain Rescue Gear

G3 showing supplying local Fire Department with specialized grain rescue equipment.

From left Darren Bratrud, General Manager, G3 Vermilion, Anton Krys, Deputy Fire Chief, Vermilion Fire/Rescue, and Tim Harvey, Vermilion Fire Rescue. Photo submitted

In March, the Canadian Grain Company presented Vermilion Fire and Rescue with a GSI RES-Q-TUBE and a Haul-ALL pencil auger, both of which are essential in rescuing a grain entrapment victim. When used in combination, the grain rescue tube creates a barrier between the victim and the grain while the auger helps rescuers quickly move the grain away from the victim. G3 and CASA are supporting fire departments in several other communities across the Prairies with grain rescue training and equipment.

G3 is building a new high efficiency grain elevator near Vermilion which is due to open in 2021.

“G3 is committed to providing a safe and healthy working environment for our staff, customers and neighbours in all the communities we serve,” says G3 CEO Don Chapman. “We’re pleased to expand our support for the BeGrainSafe program to include Vermilion and the surrounding area.”

The equipment donation is part of G3’s sponsorship of the Canadian Agricultural Safety Association’s (CASA) BeGrainSafe program, which raises awareness of the risks of grain engulfment and trains first responders in rescue techniques.

“Harm prevention through awareness has always been a top priority for CASA, and this is never truer than with grain entrapment. However, it’s also important that fire departments are well trained and prepared with the proper equipment in case of an incident,” says Robert Gobeil, CASA’s Agricultural Health and Safety Specialist. “Thanks to G3, this life-saving equipment will be in the hands of those who need it.”

For more information about BeGrainSafe, including firefighter training, please visit or Contact CASA at 877-452-2272 or

About G3

G3 was created with the vision of building a smarter path from farmer’s 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 on the West Coast, is bringing more speed and efficiency to our grain supply chain. G3 is a Canadian company, and is headquartered in Winnipeg, Manitoba.

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