Fire department works on grain bin safety

Updated: Aug. 22, 2019 at 12:36 PM CDT
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TRUMANN, Ark. (KAIT) -The Trumann Fire Department has started there training on a grain bin rescue tube.

In July, they were one of 34 departments across the country awarded a grant for the tube along with training.

Tuesday, crews did hands-on training as well as classroom work to learn how the tube works.

Trumann Fire Chief Revis Kemper thinks the tube will be a huge asset for the department.

“If we did not have this tool, we would not be able to rescue a victim. We would have to call for mutual aid,” Kemper said.

Kemper said training will continue until everyone on staff is fully qualified to operate the safety tool.

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