Nominate Your Rural Fire Department to Receive Life-Saving Grain Bin Equipment

COLUMBUS, Ohio (News Talk 1480 WHBC) – Once each year, the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation emphasizes the importance of safety when working around and inside grain bin storage structures.

Part of that effort involves supplying rural fire departments with grain bin rescue tubes.

Those can be used to stop the flow of product trapping the farmer and enabling rescue crews to safely pull him-or-her out.

Many such volunteer departments can’t afford that equipment and training though.

There’s a contest underway by the farm bureau to supply the tubes and training.

A sixth Ohio agricultural professional was recently rescued in a grain bin accident.

Grain Bin Safety Week was observed last month.