Salem and Iuka Firefighters Receive Training on Grain Elevator Rescues
"One of the main things that we're doing today is cutting the side of bin, draining the grain down and once we do that, they'll be a crew entry in safety harnesses and they'll put the grain tube around the victim and vacuum the grain out and put the victim in some sort of rescue device to get them out of the grain bin", said Fulton.
Fulton says the grain tube panels allow for the pressure of the grain surrounding a person trapped in an elevator to be allievated until the rescue can be completed. The training was completed at the Salem Fire Protection District training facility. Salem Firemen were joined by Centralia District, Patoka, Kell, Iuka and Sandoval Firemen in the training.
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