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National Fire Prevention Week – October 3-9: “Learn the Sounds of Fire Safety”

Sources: Indiana Department of Homeland Security & National Fire Protection Association This year’s Fire Prevention Week theme is “Learn the Sounds of Fire Safety.” Knowing how to respond to the sounds of different alarms can make the difference between life and death, so remember: Hear a Beep, Get On Your Feet! The Sounds of Fire…

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Purdue releases 2020 Indiana Farm Fatality Summary before National Farm Safety and Health Week

Fall harvest time can be one of the busiest and most dangerous seasons of the year for the agricultural industry.  For this reason, September 19-25, 2021 is being recognized as National Farm Safety & Health Week, which has been observed the third week of September since 1944, when President Roosevelt proclaimed the first event.  The…

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Proper Maintenance Is Crucial to Prevent Combine Fires

Harvest 2021 in Indiana is well underway! With warmer than normal and dry conditions forecasted for most of September, the potential for combine fires will increase. Combine fires cost farmers millions of dollars in damages every harvest. As harvest ramps up, be proactive and prevent or reduce the chance of combine fires before they happen!!…

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Low-head Dam Safety

Source: Indiana Department of Homeland Security; “Hoosier Responder” Magazine, June 2021 With more than 150 low-head dams cataloged in Indiana, local emergency management officials and response agencies are encouraged to share information about low-head dams, where they are and how best to avoid them. RECREATIONAL SAFETYA reoccurring theme of dam related deaths is that victims…

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Using Portable Generators Safely

All of Indiana has been in a “deep freeze” the past several days, with the polar vortex bring cold and snowy conditions.  Fortunately, most of the state has avoided widespread power outages due to the weather, as has been seen in other states recently.  Sadly, one of the most common causes of death associated with…

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Recent News

Keeping the Farm Resilient in Uncertain Times

January 25, 2021

Purdue Extension Succession Planning Team to Present 3 Part Webinar Series – February 8, 15, 21; 6:30-8:30 E.T. Farm families are facing many challenges when making decisions about the future: markets and weather issues are seemingly always present; the COVID pandemic continues to affect many aspects of our daily lives; and, communication issues and conflicts…

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Fireplace Safety

December 4, 2020

By: Jenna Nees, Purdue Extension ANR Educator – Putnam County With the cold weather we are experiencing and the cold weather certain to come this winter, it is important to discuss home heating related to fireplace safety. In the past, houses have burned because of soot collecting around the top of the chimney catching fire.…

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Emergency Animal Management for Law Enforcement

December 2, 2020

Training Webinar Date: Tuesday, December 15 Time: 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. EST Please register by December 11 at: https://tinyurl.com/PurdueAnimalEmergency Contact: Sadie Davis, Extension Educator ANR, Greene County at (812) 659-2122 or davis186@purdue.edu Emergency personnel may find themselves dealing with situations involving farm livestock. Vehicle accidents, fires, or simply a farm gate left open can…

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