Submitted press release |
New Boston Volunteer Fire Dept. will be receiving a monetary Thank You from River Valley Co-operative and another local Company (yet to be verified, but was told "Swiss Valley") on Monday April 22nd at 2:00 pm. This donation is for the appreciation that River Valley Coop. wants to extend for the fire dept. response to a traffic accident that occurred on November 8th of 2012 involving one of their semis carrying livestock feed. The accident occurred on the blacktop between New Boston and Muscatine. The driver of the semi was transported to the hospital by the New Boston Ambulance. The semi went out of control and rolled down into a ditch and stopped on it's side in a field adjacent to the road. The fire dept. remained at the scene for several hours directing traffic, protecting company property and with assistance from a local farmer's grain vac, removed the majority of the spilled feed.
The fire department's quick and thorough response and actions at the accident scene saved the River Valley Co-operative a large amount of money that would have been spent gathering the spilled feed or with the consideration of the weather in November feed that would have been ruined and unusable.