A southwest Missouri fire department has a new tool that may one day save your life.
Specialty Risk Insurance has awarded the Jasper Fire Protection District a grain bin rescue tube for the department to use on calls. Along the tube, the department also received specialized training. Over the past three years, grain bin rescue tubes have been awarded to thirty-two fire departments in fifteen states. Jasper Fire Protection District Chief J.R. Good says the rescue tube and training will make his community safer, and make it safer for first responders if they get called to do a rescue inside of a grain bin.