Ice Rescue Training at West point

By Kathy Eastwood, West Point Pointer ViewFebruary 26, 2009

The West Point Fire Department completed ice rescue training at Lusk Reservoir Monday and Tuesday. Firefighter James Rohner rescues Mike Aniello during  the firefighters' annual recertification. Fire Chief Curt Krieger said ice rescues are rare, but because of the many lakes and ponds on West Point and in the surrounding area, the firefighters need to be able to respond to ice-related incidents. They wear waterproof outfits of sealed cell neoprene or nylon shell and need to practice moving and maneuvering in them. To be certified, firefighters must perform one self-rescue and two victim rescues, using various techniques and equipment.
1 / 1 Show Caption + Hide Caption – The West Point Fire Department completed ice rescue training at Lusk Reservoir Monday and Tuesday. Firefighter James Rohner rescues Mike Aniello during the firefighters' annual recertification. Fire Chief Curt Krieger said ice rescues are rare, but because of the many lakes and ponds on West Point and in the surrounding area, the firefighters need to be able to respond to ice-related incidents. They wear waterproof outfits of sealed cell neoprene or nylon shell and need to practice moving and maneuvering in them. To be certified, firefighters must perform one self-rescue and two victim rescues, using various techniques and equipment. (Photo Credit: Kathy Eastwood, West Point Pointer View) VIEW ORIGINAL