Wednesday, November 25, 2015
Minot Firefighters Conduct Thin Ice Rescue Training
VIDEO: The Minot Fire Department spent the afternoon conducting ice rescue training. Firefighters went through a step-by-step process drill to stay prepared should a real life thin ice accident happen. In an emergency situation, firefighters will first assess everything and then go through the four safety options. First they try to reach a victim will a pole. If that fails, they send a bag out to reel a victim in. Next, they go by boat if that's possible. Lastly, a firefighter will jump into the water. One drill they practiced involved a firefighter jumping into the water to save the victim. The firefighter attached a rope around the victim and had the men on shore pull them both back. (Sean Snorek, City of Minot Firefighter) "Getting them out quickly because time is of the essence because they say you have roughly a half hour in that cold water before you start losing control of everything." Firefighters encourage people to be aware of the dangers of thin ice.
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Grease fire burns kitchen in north Fargo duplex
No one was hurt after a fire in north Fargo Tuesday night. Firefighters got the call around 8:30 to a report of a stove fire at 806 Oak Street North. When crews arrived, there was fire and smoke on the inside of the lower unit of the duplex. Crews quickly extinguished most of the fire. The Fire Department says it was caused by cooking oil when it caught fire on the stove, then extended into the cabinets and ceiling. Crews remained on scene removing portions of the ceiling until the fire was completely extinguished. There were no flames when our crew was there, but heavy smoke. Fargo Fire says everyone in the home was out by the time crews arrived, but there was still a dog inside. One of the fire crews was able to rescue the dog from the building unharmed.