Cow Raising

By on August 24, 2016
Photo by Duane Ober, Warwick Emergency Services Commission administrator Firefighters, farmers and neighbors work together at a local farm on Lincoln Road in Clay Township to free two dairy cows that fell into a manure pit Aug. 17.

Photo by Duane Ober, Warwick Emergency Services Commission administrator
Firefighters, farmers and neighbors work together at a local farm on Lincoln Road in Clay Township to free
two dairy cows that fell into a manure pit Aug. 17.

Two dairy cows fell into a manure pit at a local farm on Lincoln Road in Clay Township Aug. 17 and were rescued with the assistance of Brunnerville firefighters.

Firefighters, farmers and neighbors worked for over two hours in the afternoon heat to free the animals, in which both cows were safely returned to the ground with no injuries to the animals or rescuers.

Although this type of incident is quite rare, the teamwork displayed at the incident is a great example of everyone working to their individual strengths to lead to a successful outcome.

Firefighters relied on the farmers to be the experts in determining which methods would work the best, while the firefighters assisted with lifting equipment, ventilation fans, air packs, scene safety, air monitoring, and water to clean and cool the animals once they were freed.

Rothsville Fire Company Ambulance was also on scene providing medical support to the farmers and firefighters.

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