Ag Vantage FS donates grain bin rescue tube to Hampton Fire Dept.

Kevin Gray (right), from AgVantage FS, and Hampton Fire Chief Kent Wilkinson (left) stand next to the grain bin rescue tube that was donated by AgVantage FS to the Hampton Fire Department. (Photo by Ryan Harvey, Hampton Chronicle.)

The Hampton Fire Department has a new piece of equipment that may help save a life in the future.

     Officials from AgVantage FS donated a grain rescue tube – valued at $3,500 – to the Hampton Fire Department on Oct. 14, giving the department a valuable tool to help save a person who may fall into and be covered by grain.

     "Each year, there's a lot of deaths because of getting into grain bins," said Kevin Gray, Grain Division manager of AgVantage FS. "They get into a situation they shouldn't be in. It's really sad."

     Gray said AgVantage FS has donated several of the grain rescue tubes to regional fire departments in an effort to "be a good neighbor" and offer as many resources as possible to maybe save a life if an accident occurs.

Read the full article in the Oct. 23 Hampton Chronicle.