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.

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.

Article Comments

Mason City
Broken Clouds
72° wxIcon
Hi: 74° Lo: 60°
Feels Like: 72°
Albert Lea
Broken Clouds
72° wxIcon
Hi: 74° Lo: 58°
Feels Like: 72°
Austin
Scattered Clouds
73° wxIcon
Hi: 76° Lo: 59°
Feels Like: 73°
Charles City
Broken Clouds
72° wxIcon
Hi: 74° Lo: 61°
Feels Like: 72°
Rochester
Broken Clouds
70° wxIcon
Hi: 73° Lo: 57°
Feels Like: 70°
Tracking several rounds of rain this work week
KIMT Radar
KIMT Eye in the sky

Latest Video

Image

Dr Oz: Dealing with anxiety

Image

My Money Community Spotlight Series: Hiawatha Homes

Image

Tracking AM Fog and PM Rain

Image

Some hit the links for Father's Day

Image

Rochester family raises money for service dog

Image

School upgrades to begin in Forest City

Image

Cleaning up after flooding

Image

Roosters Base Ball Club of Rochester hosts Father's Day game

${article.thumbnail.title}

Storm Team 3: After heavy rain this weekend, more is on the way

Image

Ride to Fight Suicide hopes to prevent suicide

Community Events