‘There’s always thin spots:’ South Shore firefighters prepare for ice rescues after freeze and thaw

  • Source: WITI Fox Channel 6
  • Published: 02/03/2019 08:45 PM

VIDEO: After a deep freeze and quick thaw, firefighters in Racine County Sunday, Feb. 3 prepared for more calls related to the ice. "Extremes in the weather create more unique situations and we see greater call volume during those time frames," said Jon Keiser, battalion chief with the South Shore Fire Department. Officials with the South Shore Fire Department prepared for more potential falls through the ice, with the weather changing quickly. "There's always thin spots you don't expect. Might be thin in one area and thick in another," said Tyler Terhark, firefighter/paramedic. Firefighters use equipment and education to ensure they're ready when those calls come in, and being prepared matters because of what happened not far from the fire station in December. A call came in regarding a nearby retention pond.


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