VIDEO: Several members of the Wausau Fire Department were seen training for how to rescue people from icy waters Friday.
The exercise was part of the department's regular training regiment, in an effort to keep everyone's skills sharp and apply knowledge in a simulated event.
It took place at D.C. Everest Park on Lake Wausau, where the ice was projected to be around an inch thick, where there was ice.
Members of the fire department had to wear cold-water suits and bring a colleague back to safety who was pretending to be stuck in the water.
"We want to be good at it, we want to be ready when the time comes, so getting out and practicing is crucial," said Cody Volm, a firefighter/paramedic for Wausau Fire.