Kansas Crew Trains For Grain Disaster Rescue
Associated Press - Mon 09:20 AM 01/21/2013
The mobile trailer travels to rural communities training fire fighters and elevator personnel side-by-side to help local emergency responders respond to a variety of situations on farms and in industries across Kansas.
Firefighters in Pittsburg have been training to rescue people who may become engulfed in grain at storage facilities.
The practice was conducted in the Kansas Fire and Rescue Training Institute's mobile trailer, which can simulate rescues of people trapped in grain bins.
Pittsburg Fire Battalion Chief Jeff Kavanagh says he hopes firefighters never have to respond to that situation.
In February 2011, an Erie man got his leg caught in the operating auger of a grain storage building in Walnut. It took a rescue team of firefighters several hours to get the injured man out of the bin.
Associated Press information from: The Pittsburg Morning Sun