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KFD Focuses on Technical Rescue Skills

Hello, Cody Phinney back for another update from the Kindersley Fire Brigade.

Our training recently has been focusing on various rescue and technical rescue skills. We had five members attend the T.R.E.X. program in Regina who have brought their newly acquired knowledge back to the rest of the department. Members who were in attendance have obtained their NFPA 1041 Standard for Fire Instructors, which means they are also qualified to teach courses to other Firefighters. Having our own in-house training and instructors helps our department stay up to date with the latest training methods, and helps to keep our training costs down.

As Spring begins to roll in, the KFD would like to remind people to be mindful of bodies of water and thin ice. Falling through ice can quickly cause severe hypothermia and drowning. As the ice begins to melt it can be quite difficult to gauge the thickness and quality of the ice. Any ice less than 4-6 inches is unsafe for any pedestrians to be on top of. Fluctuating water levels in dams and reservoirs can increase the likelihood of falling through ice. Animals and pets who take off across the ice should never be chased, and if you see someone fall through, call 9-1-1 immediately.

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