Pittsville pond fills with firefighters for rescue training

  • Source: Wisconsin Rapids Daily Tribune
  • Published: 01/30/2017 04:41 AM

VIDEO: I crawled to the edge of the ice and slid into the water, and my extra-large neoprene suit suctioned to my body. I felt warm and buoyant — very unlike a drowning victim, even though I played that part at an ice-rescue training hosted by the Pittsville Fire Co. on Saturday. The exercise drew firefighters from as far as Sheboygan who spent time in a classroom with instructors, then suited up to practice in an icy pond. The atmosphere around the water hole felt jovial, even as the firefighters prepared for dangerous rescues.


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