Stay Off the Ice…Period

Ice Rescue


Feb 9, 2016

Members of the Tiny Township Fire Department in Simcoe County, Ontario participated recently in ice rescue training at Beacon Bay Marina in Penetanguishene.

The exercise taught techniques to employ when coming to the aid of someone struggling in icy water. These included assessing the situation and the safety risks, as well as familiarizing themselves with the equipment and procedures used by first responders.

Ice cover in Ontario this year is unsafe in general.  There have been several casualties of thin ice on the water bodies.  If you haven’t tested the ice where you are do not go out onto it.  Even in highly trafficked areas the changeable weather conditions from week to week have created conditions that you can’t trust without checking.  Do yourselves and the First Responders a favour and just stay off the ice in general.  

Why would 8 grown men be standing in the middle of a thawing lake Simcoe to defend their fishing hut? Update: hut and men towed to safety. No word on missing brains.

Photo 2 courtesy:  Greg Hamilton, Keswick ON

Ice Fish Huts Rescue














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