All in a day's work: Training prepares Army firefighters to save lives
Photo Credit: Mr. Steve Grzezdzinski (CECOM)
Dave Long helps Eric Reddinger onto the rescue platform during ice rescue training at Tobyhanna Army Depot. Firefighters broke through ice 11 inches thick to conduct their annual ice rescue training on Barney's Lake here. As part of the training, each firefighter demonstrates how to pull themselves from the water using only a small ice pick. Playing the role of victim or rescuer, the firefighters also perform rescues using a rescue platform, rescue sled or just a rope to remove the victim. Tobyhanna Army Depot has its own Dive Team/Water Rescue Team and assists local fire departments in fire fighting and search and rescue.
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