Firefighters on Ice


Being a firefighter anywhere requires a cool head. In Alaska, it sometimes calls for one that is ice-cold.   

Fire protection specialists assigned to the Air Force’s  673rd Civil Engineer Squadron headed to frigid Six Mile Lake at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson recently for ice rescue training. They tested their skills in a series of scenarios designed to mimic real-world rescues.

The training followed a classroom course. Once the firefighters qualified in the skills needed to conduct ice rescue and recovery efforts in extreme cold-weather environments, they received certifications as ice rescue technicians.

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