About three-quarters of Bashaw Fire Department members were in attendance for some training on ice water rescue at the Bashaw Trout Pond in town on Sat. Jan. 8. Members learned how to walk someone through the process of self-rescue, reach, throw, go and tow by an instructor. In the water was member Dennis Jones, certified in ice water rescue, who volunteered to be the ‘victim’. He was attached to a safety rope which was held to a stationary object on the ground and maintained by a safety person. The department is working towards grants to purchase four ice water rescue suits in case they are needed upon mutual aid calls such as responding to a Buffalo Lake instance or in-town responses.
ECA Review/Bashaw Fire Department