Cargill donation secures rescue equipment for area fire departments

Published on Tuesday, 20 September 2022 07:15

A donation from the local Cargill elevator has secured an important piece of equipment for the fire departments which make up the Riding Mountain Mutual Aid District.

The local agribusiness provided $4,400, which was used to purchase a coffer dam and pencil auger that is used in grain entrapment situations that require rescue efforts, Dauphin fire chief and Riding Mountain Mutual Aid co-ordinator Cam Abrey said.

In a release, local Cargill employees expressed their pleasure at being able to partner with the mutual aid district in increasing safety levels throughout the region.

“The Cargill Dauphin location is pleased to help support the Riding Mountain Mutual Aid District safety program through a donation of life saving grain engulfment prevention equipment. Ensuring safe facility operations is our first and most important focus and we are proud to partner with our local fire departments.”

On Sept. 7, Ethelbert firefighters Roger Stratuliak and Andrew Spek demonstrated the equipment for the staff at Cargill and thanked them on behalf of the district departments for the generous donation.

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