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County Departments Work Together-in an Area Where Lives Have Been Saved

Each year across the United States, grain bin accidents claim the lives of farmers, producers, their employees or family members. With the increase in the size and number of grain bins in Tennessee, the likelihood of accidents also increases. This is why Tennessee Grain Bin Safety and Rescue Awareness Training was created and made available. Hours of training and thousands of dollars for equipment paid off recently when Lawrence County rescue personnel saved the life of a farmer trapped in a grain bin. Jeff Via, County Extension Director, worked with Farm Credit, Tennessee AgrAbility, Cargill, & Consolidated Grain & Barge Co. to acquire 4 turtle tubes for the Fayette County Fire Department. Pictured are from left to right: Joetta White, UT Extension specialist with Tennessee AgrAbility, Fayette County Fire Chief Richard Hartfield, and Jeff Via, UT Extension Fayette County.

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