Recently, the Denville Volunteer Fire Department hosted an Ice Rescue Training Weekend at Cooks Pond in Denville. The three-day training event started on Friday night with several hours of classroom instruction. Saturday’s program began with hands-on familiarization of the rescue equipment followed by Saturday afternoon with everyone on the ice learning how to use the various pieces of ice rescue equipment. All day Sunday was devoted to everyone working in teams on the ice and practicing rescue techniques using the ice rescue devices. The course ended on Sunday with the teams rescuing victims based on several different scenarios. Over forty firefighters and police officers from Denville and the surrounding area attended the course. The course was taught by members of Rescue Products International’s ice rescue specialist team. Everyone enjoyed the training and the experience of conducting ‘real life’ ice rescue exercises.
The Denville Volunteer Fire Department is celebrating the 95th Anniversary of the founding of the department this year. Special events are being planned to take place throughout the year as we hopefully overcome COVID-19.