ALLAMUCHY, NJ – On Saturday, March 29 Allamuchy Firefighters made their way onto the thinning ice of Allamuchy Pond to conduct their Ice Rescue Technician’s practical and become certified in Ice Rescue. The course was a 1 day lecture and 1 day practical where firefighters learned several techniques of rescuing a victim who has fallen through the ice. The course also instructs how to stabilize & package a victim who may be injured on the ice from an ice skating or snowmobiling incident.
During the practical firefighters donned their ice rescue suits and made their way onto the ice to practice several rescue techniques. Instructors of the class reviewed the ways of rescue and different scenarios one may encounter. Due to the warming temperatures, the ice conditions were perfect to resemble a possible ‘real-life’ scenario – cracking and braking all around them.