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Preparing for a tight spot

Ryan Mitchell participates in the Waldo Firefighters Association training program for its volunteer firefighters with a new grain rescue system.

The Waldo Firefighters Association hosted a training program for its volunteer firefighters on a new Grain Rescue System. The system was purchased with help from a $2,500 donation through Monsanto Fund’s America’s Farmers Grow Communities, which gives farmers the opportunity to win $2,500 for their favorite local nonprofit organizations. This system uses four interlocking panels lowered in the grain surrounding an entrapment victim to help remove the grain, which releases the pressure being applied to the victim and creates a more secure area around the victim for the rescuers to work.

The donations are available through the Monsanto Fund. Susan Schweinfurth was the winning farmer for Marion County and chose to direct the $2,500 donation to The Waldo Firefighters Association.



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  1. Great addition to any community ! I had the opportunity to construct the first public use grain rescue tube in 1982. It was donated to the historical display in 2010 at the OSU Farm Science Review by the Otsego FFA Chapter

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