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Silo Fires/Emergencies

A fire in an oxygen-limiting silo is a very difficult scenario that requires a very slow and methodical approach to control and extinguish.  Immediately putting water into this type of structure can cause an all sorts of dangers, including the chance for an explosion, to emergency responders.

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On Monday, July 18, 2016, there was a successful rescue from an oxygen limiting silo (Harvestore) in Lancaster County PA . While the information on that specific incident is still being put together into a usable format, it is a good reminder to review emergency response procedures for these structures.  It’s the time of the year when […]

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This article provided by: Davis Hill, PSU PAgricultural Rescue Training Program Manager. September 29, 2014 UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — A recent death and serious injury resulting from gases inside a Lancaster County silo are grim reminders to those working and living on farms that gases produced during the fermentation process can be deadly, according to […]

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 After wet growing season, risks high for barn and silo fires Penn State Ag Sciences News 9/5/2014 UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — A rash of barn and silo fires in the last week has an extension farm safety expert in Penn State’s College of Agricultural Sciences warning farmers to be aware of — and if necessary […]

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