Lethbridge Fire and EMS Members Brush Up on Ice Rescue Training Techniques

Training involves self-rescue techniques and team rescue skills.

Members of Lethbridge's Fire and Emergency Services are brushing up on their ice rescue skills at Henderson Lake. Fire Department Captain, Stan Colenutt, says it's an important training session that includes self-rescue techniques and team rescue skills. He says most ice rescues tend to take place in the Fall and Spring when the ice isn't as thick, however he says at the moment, lake ice in Lethbridge still does not meet the city's safety standards for public use. Colenutt also reminds residents that Fire and Emergency Services will rescue dogs that wander onto the ice and get into trouble so it's important for owners to call 911 instead of attempting a rescue themselves. -Tina Giesbrecht
Stan Colenutt

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