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Volunteers train for a grain bin rescue

Posted on Wednesday, September 9, 2015 at 10:25 am

Many participated in training with the Lincoln County Fire Adjunct Instructors working with Missouri University’s Grain Engulfment Rescue Training Unit.

Many participated in training with the Lincoln County Fire Adjunct Instructors working with Missouri University’s Grain Engulfment Rescue Training Unit.

Several volunteer fire personnel spent Saturday, September 5 at POET Biorefining training on how to use a new Grain Bin Rescue Tube to save a life.
Several volunteers representing fire departments in Farber, Laddonia, Vandalia, and Little Dixie participated in the day-long training that started in the classroom and ended with hands-on training in the afternoon.
The Grain Bin Rescue Tube is used to extricate persons trapped in a grain storage bin. The tube is available for any department or business in the area to use when necessary.
Businesses helping to make the purchase includes the Central Bank of Audrain County, MFA-Laddonia), POET Biorefining, and Shelter Insurance-Marth Group.
The people who made the training possible include Brad Callison (POET Biorefining), Michael Sharpe (Sharpe Ag Services), Terry Dungan (Audrain Insurance Agency), and Jules Willott.