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Hinsdale (MA) VFD Ice Rescue Training

By Dick Scialabba, Correspondent | April 21, 2021 | MASSACHUSETTS

Story No. 042121111

The Hinsdale (MA) Vol. FD took advantage of early Spring warmth that caused ice to melt and recede on Plunkett Reservoir to provide training in ice rescue. Twenty-five members of the department donned wet suits and used the Rescue Sled to reach, secure and extract a “victim” using the sled. Pictures show members performing functions involved in a sled rescue on thin ice. Members rotated through all positions required by the use of a rescue sled.

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