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Area firefighters get ice rescue training


April 11, 2018

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Area fire fighters get training in ice rescues from Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College instructors at Pine Lake Saturday.

HURLEY - Iron County Emergency Management hosted Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College at the Oma Fire Hall for ice rescue training on Saturday, April 7.

Twenty-three firefighters representing five local fire departments and the Wisconsin DNR were in attendance. "With the growth in winter outdoor recreation, including snowmobiles, ice fishing, snowshoeing, and cross country skiing, I recognized the need for formal ice rescue training for the firefighters," said Stacy Ofstad, Iron County Emergency Management Director.

The training consisted of morning lectures in cold water physiology, re...

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