Norwalk Fire Department receives rescue system

NORWALK — Norwalk fire recently received a vital piece of equipment which could provide useful during a specific emergency response.

Dan Strayer, the city's fire chief, provided a statement about this piece of equipment.

• The donation: "Norwalk Fire Department would like to extend our sincere thanks and appreciation to Evans Sales and Service, located in Bellevue. They delivered us a Res-Q-Tube grain/silo rescue system that is manufactured by GSI Grain Systems."

• The featured component: "Part of this system included a rescue auger made by Midway Ag Systems. These items are designed to be used efficiently and effectively to facilitate the rescue a victim that has become trapped or incapacitated inside a grain or any type of container or vessel that contains porous material."

• The importance: "Many times, these events prove to be fatal because departments are not properly equipped for these low-frequency, high-risk incidents."

• The donation: "Because of Evans' generosity, our department has been outfitted with equipment that could mean the difference between life and death for our local farmers. Evans graciously donated this equipment to us. It is because of individuals like these that make a huge difference, and they ask for nothing in return. It is because of individuals such as yourselves that make the world a better place. Bless you guys, and thank you from all of us here at Norwalk fire."