Nominations Needed For Prophetstown Fire Protection District

00:00 AM February 08, 2018

Submitted by Josh Green; Cornerstone Agency

 

Tampico, IL – Each year, farmers risk their lives when they enter large grain bins to remove clumped or rotting grain while machinery is still running. Much like quicksand, flowing grain can bury a worker within seconds.

 

Because these accidents have become all too common, Nationwide and The Cornerstone Agency are launching the fifth annual Nominate Your Fire Department Contest in recognition of Grain Bin Safety Week. The goal is to prevent injuries from happening by widely sharing safe bin-entry procedures, such as maintaining quality grain, testing bin atmosphere for toxic gases and wearing proper safety equipment.

 

“The Cornerstone Agency is proud to support this great cause to help save lives,” said Tyler Sandrock, Office Manager. “We hope you’ll join us in promoting this contest by getting the word out to family, friends and businesses and encouraging them to nominate their local fire department. Contest winners will receive a grain rescue tube and rescue training.”

 

For more information about the program, purpose or nomination process, visit www.grainbinsafetyweek.com or watch this video.

 

Complete information can be found HERE.

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