Stories tagged with: Grain Bin Rescue

March 16, 2013 - 5:12pm
1 year 22 weeks ago

The Washington Twp. Fire Department is using a training simulator on a 40 ft., semi-truck to help firefighters, rescue personnel, and farmers prepare for grain bin emergencies.

"Grain is a biological product, it's not like gravel or sand. It's going to change, expand, it may mold or go out of condition, there could be bugs. So the farmer really needs to protect his investment, he needs to go in and monitor that so when we say, you're going to enter a bin, you need to do...

March 15, 2013 - 4:17pm
1 year 23 weeks ago

The Washington Township Fire Department is the second fire department in Ohio to be hosting a free training course on how to respond to grain bin rescue emergencies. This weekend's course is a combination of classroom and hands-on training in a simulation trailer. Farmers and about seven other fire departments around the area will be able to take advantage of the simulation training.

"Saturday classes, we're trying to target that towards the agricultural community and FFA students...

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