Grain Bin Rescue

Grain Bin Rescue Training and equipment is essential for rural Fire Departments and First Responders across the nation. We are very excited to announce that during our Grain Bin Safety Campaign this fall we were able to raise over $60,000 in funds to contribute to responder teams across the nation! Special Thank to Kensington Fire Department for letting me tag and long and document the rescue training equipment in use.
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  1. matt franklin

    matt franklin

    پیش 3 ساعت

    Looks like a lot of back breaking work!! Thank God we got Billy on the stretcher safe and sound but we cut his belly off getting him through the hole on top. And he bled to death...

  2. Sebastian Wittich

    Sebastian Wittich

    پیش 14 ساعت

    In the European Alps these bins are not that often used for grain, because there are not that many farms producing grain, because it is to steap for fields. So they are using similar bins to produce silage for their cattle. People don't die there because they are burried below the chaff and hay; they die because of the CO2 and CO, which is produced during the process of becoming silage. I guess, that is way more dangerous, because you cannot see or smell the danger. It still kills people after all these years.

  3. Sebastian Wittich

    Sebastian Wittich

    پیش 14 ساعت

    Nice they got him out of the bin. Good luck getting him down outside

  4. Timothy Putzke

    Timothy Putzke

    پیش 16 ساعت

    Sadly we lost a local farmer (Maple Lake, Wright County MN. due to a grain bin accident this last year. Local Fire departments and local farmers all pitched in to save him. Unfortunately rescue wasn't successful. Thank you for making this video. If it leads to the saving of one farmers life it's all worth it.

  5. Matthew Klekta

    Matthew Klekta

    پیش 18 ساعت

    what kind of grain is it

  6. Hunter Poole

    Hunter Poole

    پیش 19 ساعت

    I have your sheds in farm and simulator 19

  7. Brian Drake

    Brian Drake

    پیش 22 ساعت

    Thank you

  8. Dusty Head

    Dusty Head

    پیش 23 ساعت

    Bill gates owens more farmland then anyone else in the united States of gates. Why don't you ask him. Your doing it all wrong

  9. stumpy2816


    پیش 23 ساعت


  10. Adrik Friesen

    Adrik Friesen

    پیش روز

    0:10 can he talk🤣🤣🤣😂😂😂😂

  11. iBelieve


    پیش روز


  12. Matt Bartel

    Matt Bartel

    پیش روز

    Thank you for your donation to the Green mountain fire dept we'll be sending pics of what we buy with it plan on doing bin training yet this winter

  13. Greenisland Farmer

    Greenisland Farmer

    پیش 2 روز

    Great video folks.

  14. Brendan Rc

    Brendan Rc

    پیش 2 روز

    You get a new truck?

  15. hachet


    پیش 2 روز

    0:13 : ah yes fafilivy

  16. David Turpin

    David Turpin

    پیش 2 روز

    Have they ever tried a big shop vac To quickly remove the grain once they get the Shields in place

  17. GC Ranch

    GC Ranch

    پیش 2 روز

    So why aren’t plastic “snow shoes” in every grain bin? Would they be safer than just getting in there in boots?

  18. The Crazy Life of Ryan

    The Crazy Life of Ryan

    پیش 2 روز

    This is amazing!

  19. Alex larson

    Alex larson

    پیش 2 روز

    The sad thing is that not that long ago one boy that was in high school died because he was trapped in near my house

  20. David W.

    David W.

    پیش 2 روز

    That is AWESOME! The training, the video and the donations! I’m actually FROM Pemberville, Oh so that means a lot to that department for sure! THANK YOU ALL VERY MUCH!

  21. Bodie Falk

    Bodie Falk

    پیش 2 روز

    Awesome very much needed in rural 🇺🇸

  22. Aaron Coulombe

    Aaron Coulombe

    پیش 3 روز

    I work on the ambulance that covers Kilbourne, IL. My co-worker was telling me that no one on the department knew this was coming and they are all extremely grateful for the equipment that’s headed their way!

  23. Kade Fleming

    Kade Fleming

    پیش 3 روز

    My dad is on Ruleville fire department

  24. JayJayGee


    پیش 3 روز

    Great job with this program. Think about how many people in the ag community will be affected by the lives this will save. . . Awesome.

  25. Mr. Whatever

    Mr. Whatever

    پیش 3 روز

    Very nice👍

  26. Bryan McCann

    Bryan McCann

    پیش 3 روز

    I am glad to see these departments get the funds I didnt think NY was going to be in that group I would have said my dept but. The County has alot of this equipment already so thank you for eveyone that donated and @millennial Farmer thank you for doing this for us all

  27. Brody Erickson

    Brody Erickson

    پیش 3 روز


  28. Tristan Whittle

    Tristan Whittle

    پیش 4 روز

    Sorry I could not donate can afford it

  29. Colton Stocker

    Colton Stocker

    پیش 4 روز

    One of them went to a town right down the road from mine it’s nice to see even tho my town didn’t get one the town right next door got one makes me feel safer

  30. Justin Niles

    Justin Niles

    پیش 4 روز

    Interesting. Randy needs to hit up crossfit with you!

  31. cancerous_panckake22


    پیش 4 روز

    I am very disturbed

  32. sliverhi


    پیش 4 روز

    Real deal. Great vid.

  33. charles_22 kleindl

    charles_22 kleindl

    پیش 4 روز

    I lost a brother to grain bin accident near Morris MN

  34. J Ram

    J Ram

    پیش 4 روز

    Having nearly killed myself in deep clay / mud when I was 6 i can only imagine the feeling of being sunk in a grain bin

  35. Rory Barnett

    Rory Barnett

    پیش 4 روز

    Oh no I can’t pat dogs any more

  36. rollin coal77

    rollin coal77

    پیش 4 روز

    Thank you...

  37. R u b e d o

    R u b e d o

    پیش 4 روز

    WATCHED THIS THREE TIME'S... DALE THANK YOU for training these men. When I first started watching farming with Cole the CornStar when he was just finishing school...he was in the grain shed on the corn and I asked what if there was an avalanche and he got buried...well these guys are the answer. Training maybe "relaxed and friendly" but from experience in public order way back in the day...👮‍♂️ slow and easy gets it in your head for when the big day comes. Randy is a BIG man and it was good to use him to get someone through a small gate... It must be really really difficult and dead easy to injure them badly. To be inside a grain silo must be scary... Hot, not much light, danger of sinking or avalanche, unconscious victim, performing CPR, watching your assienda and each other.. WHAOW these guys have Ball must be akin to sinking in a swamp or quicksand or drowning... Think the farmers who go in grain bins should have radios or attachments at the minimum,,, some kind of high decibel screaming emergency device .. My imagination went in overdrive watching thankyou for this demonstratuon of VOLUNTEER rescue men.. Keep safe your Aristotles. UgZ. 💜😊. x Any chance of seeing fire engines in action. How do your get from one place to another? Water supplies,,,? What's the comms like. What if it's a biggun.. If you can like ..even if your could only get Dale to give a talk and maybe Randy and the guys show us the equipment..I mean out in the farms everything's made from wood mostly... Next- paramedics HOW do the Farm community watch their kiboos ??? Mind how you go. 💜 ,

  38. andy hughes

    andy hughes

    پیش 4 روز

    Just an idea but if fire fighters had snow shoes minus the holes they normally have in them they would not sink into the grain as much, just a thought anyway should work the same way as the kneeling pads they use only attached to their feet

  39. Tebogo Smith

    Tebogo Smith

    پیش 5 روز

    Isnt a grain bin high so at the farm how will you work with sn unconscious guy wont he fall off the grain bin

  40. Joseph Durand

    Joseph Durand

    پیش 5 روز

    I know safety training is good as I was a trainer for 18 yrs. I was just wondering how often in a season or a year does this happen. Once is enough but how often is emergency services required.

  41. Kurt Kriener

    Kurt Kriener

    پیش 5 روز

    As important as the grain bin rescue is, one thing that really stuck out to me is the people on the outside of the bin. Here in their mock scenario there was a large platform to stand on. Very few bins would have that kind of room to stand on. Reality is most bins will have a ladder on the outside, with no safety cage. In the event the individual that was trapped is unconscious an needs to removed with a body board through the man-hole opening, that aspect needs to be addressed to get the patient safely back to the ground.

  42. Patrick Higginbotham

    Patrick Higginbotham

    پیش 5 روز

    Awesome work

  43. Brad Hoff

    Brad Hoff

    پیش 5 روز

    Never leave firefighters alone! We will always find a way to goof off when you least expect it! 🤣🤣🤣



    پیش 5 روز

    Chainsaw would be outside of ben.



    پیش 5 روز

    Zach need to have farmers wear a grain ben tracker .Have it designed to android phone. We have the technology. Google sells disk that i can track a tool box. I have used three d sonar to do to measure car frame specs. I wish I WAS WEALTHY I WOULD MAKESOMETHING GIVE MY DESIGN TO FIRE DEPARTMENTS .PS I COULD EASLY BUILD FLEX DRIVEN CHAINSAW AUGER .MY big chainsaw has about 7hp that would really move grain .

  46. Farmer Wes

    Farmer Wes

    پیش 5 روز

    Man this is awesome to see that people are training for this, I had a bin accident in September almost lost my right leg, it's nice to know people are preparing for these accidents. Then the one guy ask is that your bad leg that hit home hard I got my right leg cought in a unload drag for a grain silo that brought a lot back to mind.

  47. Matthew Beske

    Matthew Beske

    پیش 5 روز

    Very neat and cool you were able to assist with helping get equipment and training to area departments.... good training scenario's. Reminder that the victims arms should also be strapped in to, as loose appendages can be hard to work with!

  48. Jon Lauwers

    Jon Lauwers

    پیش 5 روز

    i did this type of farm rescue training back in 2019 another training, you should do zach is tractor rollover or being pinned by a tractor

  49. fbh31118


    پیش 5 روز

    Great job!

  50. Woxineau Crows

    Woxineau Crows

    پیش 5 روز

    Man, I'm so jealous your better looking than I am and I cant live with it I'm gonna grow a huge beard and cover up my ugliness Great job fellas..

  51. jay wing

    jay wing

    پیش 5 روز

    Please post on rumble!

  52. recyclescrap


    پیش 5 روز

    I am proud of the American that you are. Please start adding your content to Rumble. You know why.

  53. Michael Mason

    Michael Mason

    پیش 5 روز

    I live in NJ. I did 24 years of EMS and Heavy Rescue. I think this is awsome. Giving tools to the men and women who there lives to save us.

  54. Julie Gerber

    Julie Gerber

    پیش 5 روز

    This was every educational to watch as well as to learn from.

  55. Jack Willie

    Jack Willie

    پیش 5 روز

    Left the farm life back in the mid 70's and took up const. Learned a lot on safety when working at great hts If I were to return to farming I'd never enter a bin alone and never with out a safety harness and tie off..OSHA has changed my thinking ..And hopefully this video is a start for Dads to incorporate rules of const if not followed your sent home on an lose a days pay..2nd time don't come back

  56. logan holmberg

    logan holmberg

    پیش 5 روز

    Man I remember going over this stuff and watching vids in Agriculture class in high school. Its no joke and gave me a healthy respect not just for grain but any piled granular material. Scared the Stupid right out of me.

  57. Saffie19


    پیش 5 روز

    Oh man.. if you're claustrophobic, you'll have a great time watching this video. Hats off to you good sirs!

  58. owen outhwaite

    owen outhwaite

    پیش 5 روز

    I've built quiet a few bins as I work for a bin building company and none of them have interior ladders like these

  59. Tab Ranch

    Tab Ranch

    پیش 5 روز

    🚒 why do firemen wear big red suspenders 🥸 🤓to hold their pants up 🥁

  60. Elite11 Gaming

    Elite11 Gaming

    پیش 5 روز

    The way he said facility

  61. Lindsay Truscott

    Lindsay Truscott

    پیش 5 روز

    I lmao when you tried to say facility

  62. Javier Lopez

    Javier Lopez

    پیش 5 روز

    How often does this occur annually?

  63. Jason Hunter

    Jason Hunter

    پیش 5 روز

    Thank you for the video that is so awesome

  64. Matthias Stevens

    Matthias Stevens

    پیش 6 روز

    Great video, important topic!

  65. Blake Jenkins

    Blake Jenkins

    پیش 6 روز

    Zack, here's the first time you flashed it. You looked clumsy and regretful, but you crowbarred it in. Seriously dude. "Trying to keep up with the X9 combine" October 11 @ 18:54

    • Millennial Farmer

      Millennial Farmer

      پیش 6 روز

      @Blake Jenkins the fact that you're serious is hilarious. No matter what I say you'll assume I'm being defensive and I'm guilty as charged. All I can say is what I have so far: you're seeing something that isn't there. I didn't even know that was a symbol for anything other than OK until today. If you don't want to believe me, there's nothing more I can do. Have a nice day.

    • Blake Jenkins

      Blake Jenkins

      پیش 6 روز

      @Millennial Farmer It's just the weirdest thing: last Fall most of the farmtubers I'd been watching for quite some time started using their fingers in this manner rather than the typical 'thumbs up'. More noticeable was that it was always awkwardly placed. Of course, I knew what you meant and so did my wife. She got so pissed off I had to start watching your videos in secret. Pretty regretful and careless on your part considering the revenue you generate from this platform. Would you like more examples? Seriously.

    • Millennial Farmer

      Millennial Farmer

      پیش 6 روز

      That's the "ok" sign, it's been a thing for somewhere around 17 billion years 😂

  66. Rose White

    Rose White

    پیش 6 روز

    what is a air hose is pushed down to the guys knees and aerates the corn - would he sink further or be able to move up? ..

  67. Nathan Ping

    Nathan Ping

    پیش 6 روز

    We had a grain bin accident on our farm and thankfully we had a group of farmers that helped out and knew what to do! This is awesome ya guys have done this 👏 to you guys

  68. Brian W

    Brian W

    پیش 6 روز

    Randy sure is a good sport!!!

  69. Justin Buser

    Justin Buser

    پیش 6 روز

    Can’t attempt petting the dog? That sucks

  70. William Davis

    William Davis

    پیش 6 روز

    Why no southern states?... we farm

  71. Andrew Henson

    Andrew Henson

    پیش 6 روز

    My local fire dept is one of the lucky recipients to get supplies needed for rescues like these. I am sure they will appreciate it, the chief is a farmer as are several of the firefighters.

  72. William Umbach

    William Umbach

    پیش 6 روز

    Kilbourne IL!! Whoot Whoot! Great training - Salute to the Firemen (& women) and to the Departments. Thank You all for what you do!

  73. Damon Coates

    Damon Coates

    پیش 6 روز

    Amazing video great opportunity to share some knowledge love it.

  74. Jack


    پیش 6 روز

    Rescue using things commonly on farm... step ladder, boards, chunks of plywood, rope etc... Always have your phone with you in a bin, too.

  75. Seth Ard

    Seth Ard

    پیش 6 روز

    You kinda get an idea of how difficult this type of rescue would be. However, there was too much light, ventilation and room in the mocked up bins. I have worked in bins that were stifling hot or freezing cold, dusty, cramped and dark. Imagine doing this in those conditions and the patient really is suffering. It certainly proves the adage to practice how you will perform. When conditions are not ideal, you still have to find a way to get the job done. Great video. Thanks, Zac.

  76. Ed Crego

    Ed Crego

    پیش 6 روز

    A while back I offered some advice on him safety and you completely blew me away totally ignored what I wanted to tell you I worked for the largest steel bin company in the world and took many hours of training in him safety and manure pits it is something I take very seriously as over the years of hearing many many stories of farms dieing unnecessary I wish you luck in getting the word out

  77. John Card

    John Card

    پیش 6 روز

    Them plastic things look like 2 Liter Plastic Crate Carrier?!?!

  78. Marko Jaic

    Marko Jaic

    پیش 6 روز

    7:24 shouldn't they first put board under his back beacuse you actually don't know are the person back or spine demaged..for safety? ✌👨‍🚒🚨

  79. Dillon Reis

    Dillon Reis

    پیش 6 روز

    When we drilled with my department on grain bin safety. We also simulated when a person is fully submerged we cut holes in the side of the bin to empty as much grain out as fast as we can. It was a lot of work and will take a lot of manpower for a successful rescue, which probably a lot of public won’t understand. Awesome job raising all that money to donate. I’ll cheers a cold one to all of you that donated. Thank you

  80. Røn Man

    Røn Man

    پیش 6 روز

    specialized training fafilithy........... OMG that made me a laugh............ love your videos..........

  81. Bruce Koster

    Bruce Koster

    پیش 6 روز

    Excellent video Zach...kudos to all of you for doing what you did to raise the money that went out to all these worthy small towns for the necessary equipment. I know you were asked before....but how did you determine who got what? I noticed a lot of $500....some $1,000....and quite a few $1,750 amounts awarded....& some really odd amounts too. What's the deal there? Is it simply a matter of what those departments asked for or is there a certain dollar figure available to different agencies!? Maybe it's something simple like...1st come-1st served?

  82. Jerry Santos

    Jerry Santos

    پیش 6 روز

    My eyes are sweating seeing all the doners.. Thank you Milenial Farmer dude for carying the 🔦.

  83. Jerry Santos

    Jerry Santos

    پیش 6 روز

    Wow! My eyes were sweating. Ibe been in that situation in a grain hopper transport trick. I know the feeling of helplessness. Thank you Millennial Farmer for what you are doing.

  84. Garfield Lasagna

    Garfield Lasagna

    پیش 6 روز

    Do not attemp any of what you are about to see in this video: Me: So your saying I can't pet a dog???

  85. bruce walker

    bruce walker

    پیش 6 روز

    That video was outstanding. We need to do something like this in Montana.

  86. Eyan Wise

    Eyan Wise

    پیش 6 روز

    I was hoping you would have gotten a ford

  87. Jaymes C. Moreland

    Jaymes C. Moreland

    پیش 6 روز

    Unfortunately, I have had to use grain bin extrication training. Some have not had happy endings. This is an important skill for Rural Fire Depts to have. Learn it and train. We have used a rescue tube like the one in the video as well as small sections of plywood. I grew up on a farm it's easy not to think about situations like this but they can happen in an instant. You can be in a bin a thousand times without a problem then bam, you go down. Farmers should make sure that they have and USE the safety equipment(ropes and harnesses). They aren't comfortable but they can save your life. I would also recommend a buddy system so that help can be summoned as quick as possible.

  88. Tom Troska

    Tom Troska

    پیش 6 روز

    I just finished watching this video. Just want to give a big thank you for everything you do. I manage the elevator at the Conger Minnesota location and it's nice to see that our fire department is getting equipment that can be used to save lives.

  89. Jim Ellinger

    Jim Ellinger

    پیش 6 روز

    Zach been listening to "off the husk "1 st what a crappy show ! 2nd is it me or does Pat and tillage man Sam sound like brother's !

  90. Benjamin Cadnum; Cadnum-Crabtree farms

    Benjamin Cadnum; Cadnum-Crabtree farms

    پیش 6 روز

    I’m not first, and I’m not last, but when I see Zach, I click fast. By the way, I remember when you did the video on the Deere MaxEmerge High Speed planter. If you want a high speed planter, do what the Larson’s did: upgrade the planter with high speed row units. It will likely save you money.

  91. NOO NOPE


    پیش 6 روز

    I dont see how any of these scenarios would ever happen............

  92. Rick Wieting

    Rick Wieting

    پیش 6 روز

    I hope Didion is watching this...

  93. james wells

    james wells

    پیش 6 روز

    i have unsubscribed because you have killed to many animals. you kill every little animal you find and you almost hit the big German Shepard with the plow . i am out of here

  94. 22vx


    پیش 6 روز

    Cable Guy can be heard for a half second.

  95. 2 Bird dogs and a Wolfdog

    2 Bird dogs and a Wolfdog

    پیش 6 روز

    Ha reminds me of duck hunting bottomless swamps in MN. Dont let go of the boat!!!

  96. Shadowgt


    پیش 6 روز

    Very interesting to see how they would have to rescue someone from a grain bin. Also awesome how much money has been raised to help train/buy equipment for rescuers.

  97. MJW


    پیش 6 روز

    Looked like the bin was giving birth when they shoved him through the hatch.

  98. Corey Brueckner

    Corey Brueckner

    پیش 6 روز

    Outstanding video. As a science teacher that has worked with state agencies concerning laboratory and chemical safety in schools, it is my opinion that there is no such thing as too much safety awareness and training, no matter what industry you work in. Zach and Becky, congratulations on running such a successful campaign to raise money and awareness on this safety issue that has unfortunately been too common of a hazard that many farmers have faced in recent years.

  99. John Wudarcki

    John Wudarcki

    پیش 6 روز

    Just a thought, but what if you wore a safety harness with a test her rope when you went in? Remote on lanyard and winch you could pull yourself up, or at least not sink further

  100. Parker Schuette

    Parker Schuette

    پیش 7 روز

    i am dales granson