Lawrence, Ohiowa among fire departments awarded life-saving equipment

Nationwide Insurance has awarded 58 fire departments with life-saving grain bin safety equipment.
Nationwide Insurance has awarded 58 fire departments with life-saving grain bin safety equipment.(Nationwide Insurance)
Published: Jun. 21, 2022 at 4:58 PM CDT
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HASTINGS, Neb. (KSNB) - Farmers and grain handlers know all too well how quickly entering a grain bin can turn deadly. So to help, dozens of fire departments across the country are receiving some life-saving equipment.

Nationwide announced 58 fire departments will receive grain rescue tubes and hands-on training.

Two of the departments selected are from our area: Lawrence Volunteer Fire and Ohiowa Rural Fire Department.

They were selected from more than 1,800 nominations across 45 states.

With 2022 donations included, Nationwide and its partners have supplied these resources to 265 departments across 31 states.

At least five departments have utilized their rescue tubes and training to successfully rescue entrapped workers.

Below is a list of all the departments selected:

1.  Allegany County Special Operations, Cumberland, MD

2.  Argusville Fire Department, Argusville, ND

3.  Ashley Fire Department, Ashley, IN

4.  Ashley Fire Protection District, Ashley, IL

5.  Atalissa Volunteer Fire Department, Atalissa, IA

6.  Baring Volunteer Fire Department, Baring, MO

7.  Bel Alton Volunteer Fire Department and EMS Co 10, Bel Alton, MD

8.  Bennet Rural Fire District, Bennet, NE

9.  Brandon Fire Department, Brandon, IA

10.  Carroll County Volunteer Emergency Services Association, Westminster, MD

11.  Central Ohio Joint Fire District, Centerburg, OH

12.  Clayton Fire Company, Clayton, DE

13.  Clear Spring Volunteer Fire Company, Clear Spring, MD

14.  Cordova Fire Protection District, Cordova, IL

15.  Covington Fire & Rescue, Inc., Covington, OH

16.  Jefferson County Department of Emergency Services, Brookville, PA

17.  Dwight Rural Fire Department 6, Dwight, KS

18.  Elderton District Volunteer Fire Company, Elderton, PA

19.  Fleetwood Volunteer Fire Company, Fleetwood, PA

20.  Genoa Fire Department, Genoa, NY

21.  Georgetown Fire Company, Inc.  Station 77, Georgetown, DE

22.  Hamlet Fire Department, Hamlet, IN

23.  Hebron Volunteer Fire Department, Hebron, MD

24.  Highland Pierron Fire Department, Pocahontas, IL

25.  Hillsboro Fire and Rescue, Hillsboro, IA

26.  Huntingburg Fire Department, Huntingburg, IN

27.  Illiopolis Fire Protection District, Illiopolis, IL

28.  Jefferson Township Fire and Rescue, Richmond Dale, OH

29.  Kenockee Township Fire Department, Avoca, MI

30.  Kinmundy-Alma Fire Department, Kinmundy, IL

31.  Lake Andes Volunteer Fire Department, Lake Andes, SD

32.  Lawrence Volunteer Fire Department & Rescue Service, Lawrence, NE

33.  Leonardtown Volunteer Fire Department, Leonardtown, MD

34.  Mabel Fire and Rescue, Mabel, MN

35.  Maeystown Fire Department, Maeystown, IL

36.  Mechanicsville Volunteer Fire District, Mechanicsville, MD

37.  Milo Rural Fire Department, Milo, MO

38.  Oakley Fire Department, Oakley, KS

39.  Ohiowa Rural Fire Department, Ohiowa, NE

40.  Ottawa County Rural Fire District #4, Bennington, KS

41.  Pleasant Unity Volunteer Fire Department, Pleasant Unity, PA

42.  Preston Volunteer Fire Company, Preston, MD

43.  Ripley Township Volunteer Fire Department, Alamo, IN

44.  Rome Fire Department, Rome, OH

45.  Saint Paul Mission Township Fire Department, Saint Paul, KS

46.  Scott Township Fire and EMS, Evansville, IN

47.  Seaford Volunteer Fire Department, Seaford, DE

48.  Silvercreek Township Fire Department, Jamestown, OH

49.  Spring Valley Fire Department, Spring Valley, WI

50.  Upham Fire Protection District, Upham, ND

51.  Watertown Township Fire Department, Mayville, MI

52.  Waubay Volunteer Fire Department, Waubay, SD

53.  West Kittanning Fire Department, Kittanning, PA

54.  West Plains Fire Department, West Plains, MO

55.  Westport Community Volunteer Fire Department, Westport, IN

56.  Williamsburg Volunteer Fire Company, Williamsburg, PA

57.  Windsor Fire Department, Windsor, OH

58.  Wood Lake Fire Department, Wood Lake, MN

59.  Audubon Fire Department (re-training only), Audubon, IA

60.  Guthrie Center Fire Department (re-training only), Guthrie Center, IA

61.  Hutchinson Fire Department (re-training only), Hutchinson, MN

62.  Johnston Grimes Metropolitan Fire Department (re-training only), Johnston, IA

63.  Superior Ambulance Service & Training Institute (re-training only), Grove City, PA

64.  Traer Fire Department (re-training only), Traer, IA

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