Amalgamated Sugar Donates ‘Great Rescue Wall’ to Twin Falls Fire Department

TWIN FALLS, Idaho (KMVT / KSVT) – The Twin Falls Fire Department received a donation from Amalgamated Sugar: the Great Wall of Rescue.

Amalgamated Sugar has decided to donate the Great Wall Rescue to firefighters as it can save someone’s life if an employee is encapsulated in material such as grain or sugar.

If an employee becomes stranded and is unable to exit, the fire department could use the large rescue wall to contain the victim and then be able to remove them.

Firefighters say they couldn’t go out and buy this big rescue wall on their own.

“We are donating a large rescue wall to the fire department. We recognize a need to want to continue our relationship with the fire department. Some confined space rescues this summer, (we’re trying) to get more training there, making sure we’re prepared if something unfortunate happens, ”said Jeff Brown, district security director at Amalgamated Sugar.

Firefighters say they hope they don’t need to use the Big Rescue Wall, but they enjoy training and learning how to rescue someone under different circumstances.

“It’s a tool that we have, I hope we never have to use it, but one of the things we love the most is training. We’re going to get a ton of use for the training. Hopefully we can get creative with the amalgamated sugar (and) put props up and start working on them ASAP, ”Battalion Commander Mitchell Brooks said.

Firefighters say they are grateful for the donation and to Amalgamated Sugar for providing them with training opportunities.

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