First responders learn new skills to save lives on the farm

Boot Brothers Chapter of the Fraternal Order of the Leatherhead Society (FOOLS)
in partnership with the Southeastern Louisiana Agriculture Education Center (AHEC) is proud to
present the “AGRIMEDIC” (agricultural emergency services) provider course in Minden, La on
October 1-2, 2022.

The mission of the “AGRIMEDIC” training is to design, develop, implement and evaluate the training
programs for emergency service providers and agricultural workers to reduce mortality, injuries and
loss of property resulting from agricultural emergencies. “AGRIMEDIC” has trained more than 400
emergency services personnel throughout Louisiana, both in theory and practice specific to the
agricultural environment. Upon successful completion of the Supplier Course, participants will be
qualified to provide emergency medical services specific to agricultural emergencies. The lesson
provides a hands-on, practice-based experience for candidates.

The “AGRIMEDIC” training program has operated within agricultural and rural Louisiana
statewide incident response. Initial activities started in 2000 to discuss the farm
rescue education. Two areas of concern were addressed: (1) extrications of agricultural machinery were
often taking a long time to complete, and (2) rescuers were injured, some fatally, during rescues
and farm firefighting operations. The “AGRIMEDIC” program is responsible for the lives of
the Louisiana farming community and prepares rural emergency responders to serve their
communities.

Brothers of the Boot-FOOLS is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization whose mission is to provide
fellow firefighters and other first responders, free or low-cost training that otherwise would not be
have the opportunity to train. We welcome instructors from the Louisiana/Texas fire departments, such as
as well as instructors from all over the United States. Brothers of Boot-FOOLS Members
organize fundraisers to help finance these events, as well as private donations and support from
generous businesses and community members who see the importance of highly skilled men and
women in the fire department.