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AgCountry donates grain bin rescue units to Fire Departments

AgCountry donates grain bin rescue units to Fire Departments

Six fire departments located in Minnesota, North Dakota and Wisconsin will receive grain bin rescue units this fall courtesy of AgCountry Farm Credit Services. AgCountry started its Grain Bin Rescue Program in 2017 to help support rural communities and promote farm safety, and through the program donates a number of grain bin rescue units to area fire departments. Included in the rescue equipment is a 10-panel system, slide hammer and other accessories designed by rescuers specifically for grain bin entrapments.

Applications were accepted through July 31. Submissions received included departments throughout Minnesota, North Dakota and Wisconsin. The departments chosen to receive the units are:

- Belview Fire Department (MN)

- East Grand Forks Fire Department (MN)

- Grove City Fire Department (MN)

- Devils Lake Rural Fire Department (ND)

- City of Antigo Fire Department (WI)

- Granton Area Fire & Rescue (WI)

Selection was based on current department resources, geographic area served and proximity to other grain bin rescue units in the area. The winning departments will receive their units and undergo training on them in the coming months.

About AgCountry Farm Credit Services:

Headquartered in Fargo, North Dakota, AgCountry has managed assets in excess of $7 billion and nearly 600 employees. They are a member-owned, locally-governed lending institution that provides credit and financial services to more than 18,000 farmers and ranchers in eastern North Dakota, western Minnesota and central Wisconsin. They also provide agribusiness loans and leases nationwide. AgCountry is a part of the Farm Credit System, a nationwide network of cooperative financial services institutions that serves rural America.