On Feb. 26, 11 Capital City Fire/Rescue responders spent part of a blustery winter day in the airport float pond as they trained and were certified in an ice rescue program. Retired CCF/R Captain Dave Boddy, a certified instructor for Dive Rescue International, taught the eight-hour class. In addition to practicing rescue techniques in the field the curriculum included equipment familiarization, scene evaluation, how ice forms, how cold affects victims and the handling of hypothermic patients.
The cold winter has provided lots of recreational opportunities for outdoor enthusiasts and CCF/R urges everyone to use good judgment when activities bring them on or near the many frozen ponds, lakes and other waterways in the Juneau area.
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