Rescue Tubes & Training” is the theme of Nationwide Insurance’s Grain Bin Safety Week being held Feb. 22-28.
Volunteer firefighters are often a rural area’s first and only line of defense when a farmer or grain elevator worker becomes helplessly trapped in a grain bin. Unfortunately, many fire departments lack the specialized rescue techniques and equipment necessary for a successful rescue.
The only way to safely remove someone trapped in a bin is to remove the grain around the person’s body. And the best way to do that is to arm emergency personnel with the proper tools and training.
-In conjunction with Grain Bin Safety Week, Nationwide has partnered with the National Education Center for Agricultural Safety (NECAS), CHS, GSI and other contributors to award fire departments with grain bin rescue tubes and specialized training to help save lives when farmers and other workers become entrapped in grain bins.
Nominate your fire department to win a grain bin rescue tube.