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Gurley, Dalton firefighters receive grain bin rescue training

 

For The Sun-Telegraph

GURLEY – The Gurley/Dalton Fire Department received life-saving grain bin rescue equipment on Tuesday night, thanks to a donation from Farm Credit Services of America. A grain bin rescue exercise followed to train firefighters in the use of the specialized equipment at the Gurley Fire Hall.

The Gurley/Dalton Fire Department received a 10-panel system, slide hammer and other accessories manufactured by Outstate Data in Elbow, Minn. The equipment is designed by rescuers specifically for grain bin entrapments.

Even as the overall rate of serious injuries and fatalities on farms has fallen...



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