Weyauwega area firefighters train for safety

  • Source: Agri-View
  • Published: 10/17/2016 01:45 AM

The Weyauwega Area Fire District recently held training on grain-rescue safety for volunteer firefighters at CHS Larsen Cooperative in Weyauwega, Wisconsin. Harvest is well underway and farmers will soon be filling grain bins. Working in grain bins can be a dangerous activity. Thus it's important to be prepared for any unforeseen emergencies during harvest and tp have the proper training and equipment. During training, firefighters practiced a few rescue scenarios. They used grain-rescue equipment, including the Great Wall of Rescue, ropes and harnesses, which they were able to purchase in 2015 with a CHS safety grant. They partially buried a volunteer firefighter in a load of corn at the mill and then used the Great Wall of Rescue, which acts as a cofferdam, to properly rescue a victim out of loose grain. There were about 20 volunteer firefighters in attendance.


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