Firefighters practice grain bin rescues

Rochester Fire Department prepares for low-frequency, high-risk rescues.

Posted: Apr. 13, 2018 9:57 PM

ROCHESTER, Minn. --
"It's important to call 911. Don't become a secondary victim. Go ahead and give us a call. We're adequately trained to work with our rescue equipment and make the rescue safely," Rochester Firefighter Chad Kuhlman warns the public, if they see someone who has fallen into a trench or grain bin and needs help.

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While firefighters don't often have to make rescues in trenches or grain bins, it's important for them to keep their skills sharp on the subject.

On Friday, the firefighters used a trench and grain bin simulator to get hands-on experience practicing rescue techniques.

Kuhlman says that with the amount of farmland in the area, brushing up on these rescue skills can help save lives.

All 107 Rochester fire fighters completed the half-day training.

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