A free grain bin safety program, sponsored by Arkansas Farm Bureau, will be held March 14 at Brinkley Convention Center.

The program is open to first responders (firefighters, EMTs, etc.) and anyone directly involved with using grain bins. Grain Systems, Incorporated will present the training.

Registration deadline is Feb. 15.

Lunch and refreshments will be served.

Training is in a classroom setting and in a hands-on demonstration with the RES-Q Trainer, a portable training unit, demonstrating the use of cofferdams.

The training is in a safe, controlled environment, and teaches prevention as well as proper actions to take in the event of an actual grain engulfment emergency. The course will count toward continuing education credits for those who need it.

Registration forms are available from county Farm Bureau offices or by contacting Arkansas Farm Bureau safety coordinators Amanda Williams, 501-228-1493, email - amanda.williams@arfb.com; or Jason Kaufman, 501-228-1375, email jason.kaufman@arfb.com.