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August 30, 2013 (Oran)
IAS customers, Gene and Gary Wilson, recently donated grain rescue tubes to the Oran and Fairbank Fire Departments to give them the capability to perform a grain bin rescue should it ever be needed in the community. The Wilson’s were happy to donate the tubes and feel that it is very important for farmers to also contribute to the community.
On Tuesday, August 27th from 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm, the Oran and Stanley Fire Departments conducted training at the IAS facility in Oran. Innovative Ag Services was pleased to be able to open up our facilities and also use our grain to fill the trainer/simulator. Numerous IAS employees were also on hand to assist the National Education Center for Agricultural Safety (NECAS) in setting up and coordinating the training.
The volunteer fire fighters who attended the training were very positive about the event and the ability to train in the simulator. They now feel a lot more comfortable about using the equipment, though they hope that it never has to be used in a real-life situation.
The Wilson’s gracious donation aligns perfectly with IAS’ goal to make sure all fire departments in our area are fully equipped with a grain rescue tube system and are properly trained on how to use them in an emergency situation. IAS will complete this effort in the next couple of weeks by donating four more rescue tube systems and conducting trainings at four local fire departments.