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Sesser Fire Protection District to Receive Life-saving Grain Rescue Tube to Help Prevent Grain Deaths

SESSER – The Sesser Fire Protection District Wednesday will be awarded a grain rescue tube and specialized training to help protect against grain bin entrapments in the area.

The resources are being provided by Nationwide and Eclipse Insurance Agency/VIAA through Nationwide’s Grain Bin Safety advocacy campaign, which has supplied grain rescue tubes and hands-on training to 200 rural fire departments across 30 states since 2014.

To deliver the resources, Nationwide partners with the National Education Center for Agricultural Safety (NECAS) to train first responders in a grain simulator. At least four grain rescue tubes provided through the campaign have been used to save lives of farmers trapped in grain bins.

The presentation will take place Wednesday at 6 p.m. at the Sesser Fire Protection District, located at 910 S. Park St. in Sesser.