Firefighters Train For Ice Rescues On Auburn Pond

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Auburn firefighters ventured out over Auburn Pond Monday to train on ice rescues. Photo Credit: Auburn Fire Department
Members of the Auburn Fire Department Group 2 practiced ice rescue techniques at Auburn Pond Monday. Photo Credit: Auburn Fire Department
Auburn firefighters trained for rescue scenarios involving people trapped out on the ice and in the water. Photo Credit: Auburn Fire Department

AUBURN, Mass. —  Members of the Auburn Fire Department Group 2 took to the ice on Auburn Pond next to Fire Headquarters on Monday morning to train for ice rescues.

Venturing out onto the ice, firefighters simulated drills to practice rescuing people both from the water, and as if they were stuck on the ice.

With the fluctuating weather making the ice over Auburn's bodies of water a potential risk for residents, firefighters urged residents Monday to stay off of the ice at this time.

“It is not safe; the ice on Auburn Pond was just over an inch thick. There are too many variables that go into what makes solid ice and makes ice safe," Chief Stephen M. Coleman Jr. said. "Our recommendation is to utilize public options such as the skating rink at the Veterans Park or Horgan Arena."

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It's such a dangerous job, these people are living heroes for me. I didn't know that fire fighters also train for ice rescues, that puts them to an even greater risk...


Wish our guys had the suits this company makes....
the state of New York just purchased almost 80 of them!
these guys know ice rescue!!

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