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Owners of AgMark LLC donate Grain Engulfment Rescue Tube to Concordia Fire Department

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Pictured from left to right: Jim Menard, Mark Paul, Cloud County Coop CEO; Tim Stangel, Derek Champlin, Derek Sandman, AgMark LLC operations manager; Larry Brundridge, Farmway north region manager; and Levi Whitley.

The owners of AgMark LLC donated the Concordia Fire Department a set of Grain Engulfment Rescue Panels. A panel set is a rescue tool made of aluminum sections that slide into the grain around the engulfed person, then latch together forming a rescue wall. The grain can then be removed around the victim, eventually allowing him to be pulled to safety. "We hope they will never be used, except for training purposes," said David Edwards, Farmway safety director.

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