Potsdam Fire and Potsdam Police Refresh On Their Ice/Cold Water Rescue Skills
 
By Fire Chief Danielle Rose
February 24, 2018
 

Members of the Potsdam Fire Department along with one officer from the Potsdam Police Department recently refreshed on their ice/cold water rescue skills.

Parishville Fire Department was kind enough to host the training as they have one of the best water rescue training sites right behind their firehouse.

Members demonstrated their skills using a variety of different tools to rescue a victim from the water.

It was nice to see so many dedicated members take a Saturday morning away from their families to train on a topic that we do not respond to very frequently. The amount of skilled firefighters our communities have and the accessibility to a variety of equipment that each department has is very humbling.

 
Units: Potsdam Fire, Potsdam Police, Parishville Fire, Parishville Rescue, Massena Rescue, Hopkinton Fire
 
Potsdam Police Officer Seymour receiving on instructions on the next skill he needed to perform
Potsdam Police Officer Seymour receiving on instructions on the next skill he needed to perform
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Probationary member J. Kozak getting ready to perform his rescue evolution
Probationary member J. Kozak getting ready to perform his rescue evolution
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Dive Master D. Taylor explaining the different components of the rescue sled to J. Kozak and M. Seymour.
Dive Master D. Taylor explaining the different components of the rescue sled to J. Kozak and M. Seymour.
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Member K. Blain self-extricating himself from the water
Member K. Blain self-extricating himself from the water
Member K. Blain waiting for instructions
Member K. Blain waiting for instructions
 
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Member J. Kozak not sure what he got himself into :)
Member J. Kozak not sure what he got himself into :)
 
Member J. Kozak self-extricating himself from the water
Member J. Kozak self-extricating himself from the water
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Potsdam members B. Andrus, K. Blain, J. Kozak and D. Rose getting instructions from Parishville Chief D. Cool.
Potsdam members B. Andrus, K. Blain, J. Kozak and D. Rose getting instructions from Parishville Chief D. Cool.
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