Michigan, ND (PRWEB) June 15, 2012
The next time alarms sound in the Michigan-Whitman Fire Department, its volunteer members know they are a little better equipped to handle on-farm emergencies, thanks to a $5,000 award from InVigor canola from Bayer CropScience.
The fire department will purchase a set of rescue grain bin tubes with the More for Everyone award from InVigor canola. The tubes are used to extricate a person who has been buried under grain by the pull of an auger, a wall or pile of grain that has caved, or falling through a crust formed by wet grain. Without the right rescue tools, engulfment often leads to suffocation.
“This rescue equipment is something you hope you never have to use, but if you need it, you better have it,” says John Steffen, a volunteer fireman from Michigan, for the past 15 years. “Fire protection and services provide a vital service to communities, and this extrication equipment will be a valuable safety precaution, due to the amount of large grain bins in our area.”
The Michigan-Whitman Fire Department received the award June 14 at 10:30 a.m. at the Wagon Wheel Café in Michigan. Representatives from Bayer CropScience joined area canola farmers to present the award. The award is one of 12, with donations totaling $32,000, going to non-profit organizations across the state this year.
In the program’s three-year lifetime, Bayer CropScience has awarded more than $87,000 to local groups nominated by canola farmers.
“We believe the benefits of InVigo
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