Braving the ice

Published 1:34 pm Saturday, December 11, 2010

Fireman Trevor DeRaad practiced ice water rescue using ice picks to pull himself out of the cold icy water at Fountain Lake Wednesday. -- Cheryl Herold/for the Tribune

Firemen Doug Johnson and Ben Davis practiced falling from thin ice and being rescued by Fireman Trevor DeRaad. They emphasized the importance of practicing water rescue and procedures this early in the winter season. The fireman practiced all aspects of ice water procedures and rescues. -- Cheryl Herold/for the Tribune