Ice Rescue Training
 
By Captain Jeffery Daday Jr.
February 12, 2018
 

On Monday February 12, 2018, firefighters with the Croton Falls Fire Department along with a crew from the North Salem Volunteer Ambulance Corps conducted training on ice rescue.

Live "victims" were placed in a pre-cut opening in a local pond and members utilized an ice rescue sled and ropes to "rescue" said "victims."

Also covered in the training was the use of hand signals for shore-to-ice communications, safety ropes, proper use of personal protective equipment and the precautions that need to be taken during any rescue.

In a controlled environment, the training provided firefighters the opportunity to practice rescue techniques and a chance to get a feel for the equipment. Our Fire Police Officers assisted with traffic on Route 116 to keep firefighters out of harm's way and ensure motorists could safely pass the training site.

NSVAC was on hand to evaluate firefighters once they exited the water.

Thanks to NSVAC for their continued support.

 
Firefighters look at the ice rescue sled prior to going on the ice.
Firefighters look at the ice rescue sled prior to going on the ice.
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One enthusiastic firefighter!
One enthusiastic firefighter!
Safety ropes secure the first "victim" and an observer as the simulated rescue begins.
Safety ropes secure the first "victim" and an observer as the simulated rescue begins.
 
The "victim" is out of the water and on his way back to shore with the rescuer.
The "victim" is out of the water and on his way back to shore with the rescuer.
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