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Pella Emergency Crews Training for Grain Bin Rescues

Posted: Monday, October 8th, 2012 at 6:27 am
Author: KNIA/KRLS News - Brad Gaspelin

The Pella Fire Department and Pella Ambulance will be training for grain bin rescues this weekend. Grain bin entrapment is a significant risk for farmers, and can happen in a variety of ways. Someone in the grain bin can be sucked in by the downward flow of grain, a wall of grain can collapse, and a bridge of grain can break leaving whoever is in the bin trapped in seconds. Emergency crews will be working with a rescue tube in their training. They will be out at the Fire Department on Saturday at 9am.