(Waupun) The Waupun Fire Department recently wrapped its annual ice water rescue training. The agency says as the city of Waupun continues to grow, they find that new risks emerge with the growth.
They add that they constantly assesses the risks within the community and work hard to ensure they have the equipment and training needed to respond when someone is in need of help.
During the trainings, firefighters learned about icy safety. They also covered hypothermia, communications, operations, self-rescue, conscious and unconscious single-person rescues, as well as shoreline support. Officials with the department say they hope they never have to put these skills to use, but they stand ready to respond if that call were to ever happen.
They also gave a special thanks to current and past department members including Joe Barnes, Emily Truttman, and Mike Tuler who put together and lead the training program.
–Photo courtesy of the Waupun Fire Department Facebook page