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Ice Water Rescue Drill in Guilderland

By THOMAS MARRA , Correspondent | March 06, 2021 | NEW YORK

Story No. 030921115

An ice water rescue drill was held in Guilderland on Saturday, March 6th. The Slingerlands and Guilderland Center FDs held the drill on a pond at the Western Turnpike Golf Course in Guilderland, with a few members from Elsmere Fire also in attendance. Members drilled all morning, learning and practicing different ice water rescue techniques using various methods and equipment. Two holes were cut in the ice to allow two groups of different scenarios to drill at the same time. There are many bodies of water, both large and small, that many fire departments cover and drills like this help prepare members for situations in which members of the public may find themselves in.

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