Emergency responders in local Nebraska communities will now be better equipped and trained to rescue a person trapped and engulfed in a grain storage confined space, thanks to the donation of a rescue tube made by CCS Group President, Cheyenne Wohlford.
CCS Group will be hosting rescue tube trainings, inviting other local fire departments to participate. The training will make this life-saving procedure readily available to local fire departments when the need arises.
CCS Group, a nationwide grain elevator repair and maintenance company based in Seward, Nebr., says safety is their #1 priority in everything they do.
“This includes the safety of the farmers and ag employees we work for every day. It is our responsibility together with the ag industry, to maintain the safety of all those who work in the hazardous conditions on a daily basis,” says Wohlford. “Farmers are one of the most vital parts of the ag industry, and it is our vision to protect them not just as a viable asset, but more importantly, as family members in our communities.”
This is the first rescue tube to be donated in the Seward County area. The rescue tube will be housed in Seward when not in use. Training dates will be sent out to local fire departments as made available.
“This is simple, life-saving equipment we want everyone to have access to, but never have to use,” says Wohlford.