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CVA rope rescue crew practices in Petersburg

Members of the CVA rope rescue team lower themselves to the ground.
Members of the CVA rope rescue team lower themselves to the ground.

A rope rescue team stands ready to help in case of a grain entrapment or other emergency requiring technical expertise.

The Central Valley Ag rope rescue team was practicing in the Petersburg and Elgin areas last week.

They want to make it known that they have the equipment, manpower and expertise to assist in emergencies — such as grain bin engulfments — all across central and eastern Nebr

“We want to get the word out, and we also want to present a couple of simple safety messages to growers,” said CVA Safety Director Steve Wangler

The CVA Safety Team had 10 personnel at Petersburg Friday to practice several rope rescue maneuvers from the catwalk structure between the two new large CVA bins built last year. They practiced using ropes to lower accident victims to ground level.

Fire departments, or any other agency interested in discussing rope rescue training, can contact Wangler’s cell phone at 402-202-9274.

See complete story in the July, 5th Albion News print and E-edition

The CVA team lowers a victim to ground level.
The CVA team lowers a victim to ground level.