Representatives from area ag-related businesses hope that the Minneapolis Fire Department never has to use a piece of equipment known as a RESQ-tube. The tube is used to help rescue a person who has become trapped in a grain engulfment.
The equipment, made possible through a joint donation by MKC, Scoular Grain, Phillips Seed and Delphos Co-op, was presented to the Minneapolis firemen because of their central location in Ottawa County. It will be used for emergency situations throughout the county including commercial and private farming operations.
The Minneapolis Fire Department is the third emergency response department in which MKC has assisted in the purchase of a RESQ-tube.