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Legacy Foundation Funds used to help save lives

Monday, September 10, 2012

MARCUS - With the construction of new and much larger grain bins, better techniques have been developed for the rescue of victims that become trapped in grain.

To aid with such rescues the Marcus Fire Department recently took delivery of two sets of Grain Bin Rescue Tubes from Outstate Data, LLC. These tubes are designed specifically to help rescuers extract an engulfed victim.

Since timeliness is so important in these type of rescues, the lightweight panels are designed to be quickly assembled without further burying the victim. The panels are also designed to pivot for different rescue situations.

Several other departments in Cherokee County and the surrounding counties have purchased (or are in the process of purchasing) the same tubes from Outstate Data, LLC.

Members of the Marcus Fire Department are shown taking initial training using the new Grain Bin Rescue Tubes. Photos contributed
The tubes are all compatible and interchangeable in the event Mutual Aid is needed.

The Marcus Fire Department would like to thank the Cherokee County Legacy Foundation and Ag Partners, LLC (Alton, Iowa branch) for providing the funding for this purchase. The department feels fortunate to have an organizations that understand and supports the needs of rural Emergency Responders.

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