More than 60 fire and EMS personnel from 16 agencies in Wayne, Decatur, Clarke, Lucas and Appanoose counties attended a grain bin rescue class Nov. 9 and 10 at the Humeston Fire Station.
The Humeston Fire Department received a grant from DuPont-Pioneer to purchase a Rescue Bin Tube to aid emergency crews in the rescue of someone trapped in a grain bin.
“A call of this type will involve a lot of people,” said Humeston Chief Greg Watsabaugh, “so we wanted everyone to be on the same page in this type of situation.”
Humeston is the only department in the area with this equipment and is willing to assist any other agency in the area if the need arises.
Don Ashenfelton of Professional Rescue Innovations, was the instructor for the six-hour class, “Caught in the Grain,” which was presented twice so that more area emergency responders could attend.