Farm Safety Now In Red Cross App

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A new feature on the American Red Cross first aid app will provide more resources for farmers, with a special section to help farmers and their families avoid injuries. FOX 25-48’s Abigail Hantke tells us how this new feature will benefit those in the rural community.

Rural safety, a new feature to the American Red Cross’s first aid app, aimed to provide advice to farmers and their families on how to treat common first aid emergencies.

“It was developed to give everybody that sense of learning. Most people realize there are accidents on the farm, but if you have review of those or you’re able to go in and talk to your kids about those at least you’ll be updated on that information.”

Free and available to anyone with a smart phone, the new feature will offer information on ATV safety, auger safety, child safety on the farm and farm electrical safety.

Now, although the feature isn’t available yet, with spring-planting season just around the corner, Nelson says it’s a good idea to keep safety on your mind.

The American Red Cross began a 3 year partnership with Monsanto, a chemical corporation, that is sponsoring the new section of the app but the information is not just for farmers.

“Most people have an ATV, so you can relate that ATV whether it’s on the farm or out on the woods.”

“A lot of people that grew up in rural areas around the farm might think something is common sense, but perhaps a visitor to your farm or something agri-tourism biz, that person might not see it every day, so this would be an innovative way for them to at their fingertips pull up info and react quickly and properly in a developing situation”

In Eau Claire, Abigail Hantke, FOX 25-48 News at 9.

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