New equipment will help Fire Department with grain bin entrapments 09 Aug 17

The Morristown Fire Department went hands on with Grain Bin Rescue training, led by Dan Neenan, director of the National Education Center for Agricultural Safety at Northeast Iowa Community College.

Due in part to increases of on-farm storage and large-capacity bins, grain bin accidents have increased over the past few years. With over 40 grain entrapments every year nationwide. Morristown Fire Department was involved in their own grain entrapment incident in 2014, and decided it was time to prepare for yet another challenge the fire service is faced with today.

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