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Grain bin rescue tube donated to Collins Fire Department

Pictured, Eric Finch, SCFB Director at Large V, Daryl Kennedy, Fire Chief, Larry Jacobson, SCFB Area IV Director and Steven Welch; back row – lt. to rt: David Botterbrodt, Dave Zeisneiss, Andrew Coree, Julie Gfeller-Hartman, Aaron Fisher, Alan Olson, Danny Newton and Cory Sievers. (Photo Submitted)
Pictured, Eric Finch, SCFB Director at Large V, Daryl Kennedy, Fire Chief, Larry Jacobson, SCFB Area IV Director and Steven Welch; back row – lt. to rt: David Botterbrodt, Dave Zeisneiss, Andrew Coree, Julie Gfeller-Hartman, Aaron Fisher, Alan Olson, Danny Newton and Cory Sievers. (Photo Submitted)

Story County Farm Bureau board members Eric Finch and Larry Jacobson presented Collins Fire Department on Wednesday, April 2, with one of the grain bin rescue tubes that was donated by funds being raised for the SCFB Agriculture project.

The following donors are being recognized for their contribution and support of this on-going project: Alison Carleton, DO, Alan Knaphus, Birchmier Precision Farming Service, Chet Ryan Mortuary, Daniel Hobt, DDS, Deanna R Ward, Farmers Cooperative, Heartland Cooperative, Hertz Farm Management, James & Frankee Oleson, James Wright, Sr., Jean Saveraid (in memory of Donald Hoss), Jim Oakes Farms, Key Cooperative, Land-O-Lakes, Longview Farms – Steve & Laurie Henry, M. H. Eby, Inc., Monsanto Technology, LLC., Nevada Masonic Lodge #99 AF & AM, New Century FS, Prairie Brand Seeds, LLC, R. Friedrich & Sons, Inc., Roger Robinson, SKS Farms, LLC, Sauer Danfoss, Sorem Sales, Inc., Story City Building Products, Story County Medical Center and Unity Point Clinic.

These innovative rescue tubes are a necessary piece of emergency equipment when rescuing someone in an on-farm grain bin accident, and have the capabilities to increase the chances of a victim’s survival when entrapped in grain. It is the goal of the board to have these devices centrally located within the county and available to any rescue department needing it.

Thank you for your consideration and support of this very valuable grain bin rescue tube device. Donations are still being raised for this agricultural project for additional supplies for each fire department in our county.

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