Garrett W. Loomis Fire Safety Educational Series today at JCC

WATERTOWN, NY — The 8th annual Garrett W. Loomis Educational Series is approaching and we invite you to be a part of this special training. The committee has researched another great topic for this seminar and hope you will find the material informative and helpful to meet your specific needs.

The keynote speaker is Erik Merrell, presenter of Agricultural Hazard Awareness for First Responders. Merrell is a Farm-Medic Instructor for McNeil and Company,
Cortland, New York and a Contract Educator for the New York Center for Agricultural Medicine and Health (NYCAMH) in Cooperstown, New York.

Mr. Merrell’s presentation will cover emergencies related to tractor injuries, power take off (PTO) entanglements, machinery hazards and crush injuries, grain bin hazards and grain engulfment, agricultural confined spaces and toxic gases, manure storage systems and hazards, silo types and hazards, and animal handling.

Merrell has been in EMS for 20 years and works as a NYS Certified Paramedic with the Village of Madison Ambulance in Madison, NY. He also is a NYS Certified Instructor Coordinator (CIC) with EMS Education at MVHS (Faxton-St Luke’s EMS Education) in Utica, NY and the Herkimer County Community College Paramedic Program in Herkimer, NY.

This is a program geared toward all Emergency Responders and farm personnel helping them to be aware of potential hazards, how to handle such hazards and injuries with an overall guidance to help keep you safe.

This seminar is FREE to all who attend through a grant from the Garrett W. Loomis
Foundation and the Northern New York Community Foundation. To sign up, click this link: