Ice Water Rescue Training

GOSHEN, MA – After putting out a car fire earlier in the day, Goshen firefighters were joined by their counterparts from Chesterfield and Williamsburg at the D.A.R. State Forest on Tuesday night to cool off in the frozen waters of Upper Highland lake.

Ice water rescue training at the D.A.R. in Goshen
This aerial view of the training drill show life safety ropes stretching out to both rescuers and our victim.

This months tri-town drill concentrated on rapid deployment after we arrive on scene.

Even though the ice on the lake measured 9″ in depth, our standard protocol is to wear personal flotation devices whenever we’re out on it.

Ice water rescue training at the D.A.R. in Goshen
Williamsburg firefighter Andrè Barns testing the waters in his Mustang survival suit.
Ice water rescue training at the D.A.R. in Goshen
A view from of the shoreline showing Rescue 1 backed up to the beach at the D.A.R. State Forest in Goshen.

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