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.