Ice rescue training underway for Dayton fire crews

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Cold temperatures last week limited Dayton fire crews to classroom training on ice rescues, however Monday they conducted realistic training scenarios at Eastwood Lake.

“Ice rescue is not something that any fire department does on a frequent basis,” said Dayton District Fire Chief Adam Landis.  Landis said that’s why this week’s training is so important.

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Over the course of three days, the department will conduct self-rescues, rescues without a boat and rescues with a boat, Landis said.

“It gives us a lot of versitility,” he said.

The department plans to train each afternoon through Wednesday.

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