Home / Family / Farm Safety / Tube Is New Rescue Tool

Tube Is New Rescue Tool

CHERYL TEVIS 02/12/2013 @ 11:44am Cheryl has been an editor at Successful Farming since 1979.

The Winside (Nebraska) Volunteer Fire & Rescue Department has a new piece of equipment that its members hope they’ll never have to use. But if a grain entrapment does occur, they’ll be better prepared.

“It’s comforting to know that the grain rescue tube is at our disposal if the need ever arises,” says Winside Fire Chief Don Skokan.

He applied for a Liberty Grain Rescue Tube last fall, after reading an article in Successful Farming magazine about an opportunity to receive a free tube and training. A grain rescue tube protects a partially trapped victim while the rescue is under way.

After Skokan was notified that Winside was the lucky recipient, Purdue University instructor Stephen Wettschurack conducted a daylong training program for about 50 fire and rescue volunteers from neighboring communities at nearby Loup City.

CancelPost Comment
MORE FROM CHERYL TEVIS more +

Adapting to the Shifting Urban Landscape By: 11/21/2014 @ 2:27pm It’s a bumper crop this year for Randy and Carol Miller, following two years of droughty weather…

Clean Up the Water with Cover Crops By: 11/19/2014 @ 11:12am Tipton Creek and the Southfork Watershed have been landmarks of his landscape since Al Kadolph grew…

Doing Their Homework By: 11/06/2014 @ 10:49am Who says you can't go home again? Not Nancy Kayton Hansen. However, she admits it's a…

MEDIA CENTERmore +
This container should display a .swf file. If not, you may need to upgrade your Flash player.
Cool Tools Christmas Edition: Craftsman Two-in-One