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Businesses Donate Funds, Equipment to Auburn Firefighter Training Facility

Posted by thowens on December 3, 2014

Thanks to generous donations from several local companies, the Auburn Fire Department erected a grain bin on their training facility to simulate actual grain bin rescue scenarios.

Several organizations collectively contributed more than $3,000 for the purchase of a grain bin rescue tube and rescue power auger. The tube is four-section aluminum tube designed to prevent grain from pressing against a trapped victim while being rescued. The power auger is a 3” drill powered auger designed to remove grain from a trapped victim.

The following organizations donated funds for the important rescue equipment:

  • DeKalb County Farm Bureau Board Members
  • AG One Agency, Mr. Larry Kummer
  • Peoples Federal Savings Bank, Mr. Maurice Winkler
  • Walker Farms, Jake and Rory Walker
  • Fry Farms, Mr. Dan Fry
  • Stephen Hartman Farms. Mr. Stephen Hartman
  • J&D Farms, Mr. Jim Miller
  • Custer Grain Co, Inc.
  • Brock Bins

Additionally, Brock Bins donated a 1,200-bushel grain bin and Custer Grain Company donated grain for the training facility.

“Thanks to the support of so many local businesses, our firefighters are now well equipped—with the tools and the know-how—to respond in such an event,” says Chief Michael Vanzile. “This is just another great example of how the community supports the work we do.”

In the group photo (L to R) is Firefighter Rob Koher, Firefighter Jason Penland, Firefighter Jason Kreischer, Kyle Custer and Ben Hayes from Custer Grain, Captain Chip LaRowe, Dan Fry, Jim Miller, Larry Kummer and Steve Hartman.

 

 
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