March 29, 2014 – On Saturday morning, Allamuchy Firefighters made their way into the waters of Allamuchy Pond to conduct their Ice Rescue Technician’s practical and become certified in Ice Rescue. The course was a 1 day lecture and 1 day practical where firefighters learned several techniques of rescuing a victim who has fallen thru the ice. The course also instructs how to stabilize & package a victim who may be injured on the ice from an ice skating or snowmobiling incident.
During the practical firefighters donned their ice rescue suits and made entry into the water to practice several rescue techniques. Instructors of the class reviewed all ways of rescue and different scenarios one may encounter. Due to the warming temperatures, the ice conditions were perfect to resemble a ‘real-life’ scenario – cracking and braking all around them.