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Safety Day program held in Franklin County

September 19, 2009

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - The Franklin County Progressive Agriculture Safety Day was recently held at the Chambersburg Rod and Gun Club, where local students spent the day learning about safety in the home and on the farm.

Two-hundred youths stopped at 12 safety stations throughout the day, learning about fire, hand tool, pool/swimming, grain bin/PTO, ATV, bicycle and road safety as well as oral care and drug awareness.

In addition, participants experienced a staged tractor roll-over rescue demonstration complete with MedEvac helicopter.

The events' success was due in part to the many contributions from local organizations and volunteers, according to Barbara Aldrich, Extension educator.

The following businesses and organizations provided funding, services, equipment or safety materials to support this event:

Progressive Agriculture, Healthy Communities Partnership, ATV Safety Institute, Elks Drug Awareness, Pennsylvania Department of Health, Franklin County Safe Kids, Chambersburg Farm Service, Nature Resources Conversation Service, Pennsylvania State Police, Franklin Fire Co., Summit Health, American Trauma Society, State Farm Insurance - Kim Domer, Ag Choice Farm Credit, Strickler Agency Inc., Pennsylvania Farm Bureau, Target, Martin's Refrigeration, St. Thomas Volunteer Fire and Rescue Co., Farm Women Group No. 4, Farm and Home Safety Day Committee and Penn State Cooperative Extension of Franklin County.

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Individuals or businesses interested in supporting future Safety Days can call Aldrich at 717-263-9226.

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