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.
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.
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.