According to Successful Farming, ag workers have a seven to eight times greater chance of dying on the job than other workers. Two or three children are killed on U.S. farms every week.
Imagine this: you are branding and something goes wrong. A family member is badly injured. What do you do?
You have a mobile phone with you–that’s a great start. You call 911. How will the dispatcher know where to send help?
Other questions to help rescuers–are there fuel tanks and electric fences nearby? How will the land crew access your property?
The Successful Farming article suggests mapping your farm and contacting local firefighters and emergency techs for preventative steps.
Another site, Saferfarm.org, helps ranchers look at their property through the eyes of emergency personnel.
The contact for the website (Casper Bendixsen) is a farmer and emergency worker. He was interviewed for the Successful Farming article.
The short time invested in helping others to assist you may save years of heartache later.
(source: https://www.agriculture.com/family/health-safety/firefighters-and-farmers-tackle-safety-together?did=520182-20200502&utm_campaign=todays-news_newsletter&utm_source=agriculture.com&utm_medium=email&utm_content=050220&cid=520182&mid=33184105744&fbclid=IwAR1XwWtzgGPO4O0Cjf4Hsr_hp4Bbb7cXT5yqvsDGtKIubPAg-CU8uf-6A38 )