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The Ashtabula and Trumbull County Farm Bureaus are hosting a Grain Bin Rescue Equipment Grant Contest for fire departments in Ashtabula and Trumbull counties. One rescue tube, valued between $3,000 to $5,000 (depending on manufacturer, vendor, etc.) will be awarded to one fire department in both Ashtabula and Trumbull counties.

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Fire departments and residents of the community can nominate local fire departments between April 1, 2022, and Aug. 15, 2022.


This grant is available to any fire department in Ashtabula and Trumbull counties, Ohio. Previous winners are not eligible. No purchase is necessary. A FARM BUREAU MEMBERSHIP IS NOT NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN THE CONTEST. A PURCHASE OR MEMBERSHIP WILL NOT INCREASE THE ODDS OF WINNING.

Limit (1) grant entry per person. Grant entries in excess of the stated limit will be void. Fire departments and residents of the community can submit grant nominations.


The contest opens on April 1, 2022 and 11:59 p.m. (ET) and ends Aug. 15, 2022.

How to Enter

To enter, provide your name, postal, and email address, the name and address of the local fire department or emergency rescue team being nominated, and one page describing how the local fire department or rescue team and rural community would benefit from the grain rescue tube, and how they can provide mutual aid to other nearby fire departments.

Submission Instructions
Winner Determinations

Entries will be reviewed by representatives of the county Farm Bureaus, Mark Bruns Agency, and Daprile Insurance Group.

Grant entries will be judged based on the following criteria:

  • Potential impact and benefit the rescue tube will have on our rural community and local fire departments or emergency rescue teams.
  • Ability to share the tube with nearby fire departments or emergency rescue teams.

Additional rules and details

Nationwide Insurance is also running a national contest. Nominate your local fire departments in their contest as well. The Nationwide contest ends April 30, 2022.

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