Arlington VFR grain elevator rescue training

Arlington volunteer training
Trainer Craig Berg and John DiGiorgio  grain assemble  a grain elevator rescue equipment in a grain wagon on the Dunklau Dairy Farm.

Grain Bin Rescue trainer Craig Berg joined Arlington Fire and Rescue personnel inside a grain wagon at the Dunklau Dairy Farm Monday evening to practice grain elevator rescue.  The assembled rescue tube allows responders to extricate grain elevator victims who have been caught in a grain collapse and unable to get out without assistance.

The tubes were purchased through a grant from Farm Services of America.   All three Fire and Rescue departments in Washington County are now equipped with the life saving rescue tube kits.  Farm Services of America donates 100 sets of rescue tubes in a 5 state area each year.

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