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Fire Department trains with new grain bin rescue equipment

Petersburg Fire Dept. personnel work with grain bin rescue equipment at the Sept. 8 training.On Tuesday evening, Sept. 8, Central Valley Ag sponsored a hands-on training dealing with grain bin extraction and the use of a grain bin tub rescue.
Farm Credit Services provided this equipment to Petersburg Fire & Rescue, and has provided 86 of these units to area rescue units across the United States.
The set includes the panels, three ropes, three harnesses and a flashlight. The unit consists of 10 panels which are slipped together to form a circle around a victim. Panels can be put together to form a circle around the victim.
Todd Heithoff of Farm Credit Services presented the equipment to the department.
Details in the Sept. 16 Petersburg Press Print & E-Editions.