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August 12, 2019 | WTAP

Ohio Fire Department Wins Grant for Rescue Tube

Nationwide Insurance sponsored the grant

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WTAP reports the Barlow Fire Department in Vincent, OH, received a grant for a grain bin rescue tool. The volunteer fire department was 1 of 34 departments selected from over 750 applications and the only department in Ohio. The grants are sponsored by Nationwide Insurance.

"This summer in Ohio there have been lives lost in grain bins, so it's a tragic thing," said Allen Clark, president of the Washington County Farm Bureau. "We can't physically lift them out, so what we have to do is isolate them so we won a grant that is for the tube that actually will slide down over the top of them in pieces and it isolates them so that we can excavate that corn from around them." 

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