Farmers donate rescue tube to firefighters

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Farm safety training important for departments, communities

By Kacie Goode

With his body compressed, it has become difficult to breath. He’s running out of time, and rescuers need to act fast. Grain bins can become a deadly hazard to farmers in a matter of seconds, and with two dozen entrapment incidents and more than a dozen deaths reported in the U.S. last year, rural areas need to be better prepared in the event of an accident. The education of farmers and the training of firefighters and other first-responders is something state agriculture officials are emphasizing, even at the local level.

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