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Eight new ice rescue technicians complete training in Jaffray

Back row, left to right: Rick Lightburn, Bruce Setter, Walter Semeniuk, Ken Streloff, Bill Plant, Dave Boreen, Wendy Charlton, Lainee Gleeson, Willie Charlton, Teri Sebolsky, Lee McAleese, Yann Loranger, Laurent Leonetti.  Front row, left to right: Willy Rayman, Dan Fediuk, JP Braaten, Guillaume Courmont, Colton Reay. - Submitted photo
Back row, left to right: Rick Lightburn, Bruce Setter, Walter Semeniuk, Ken Streloff, Bill Plant, Dave Boreen, Wendy Charlton, Lainee Gleeson, Willie Charlton, Teri Sebolsky, Lee McAleese, Yann Loranger, Laurent Leonetti. Front row, left to right: Willy Rayman, Dan Fediuk, JP Braaten, Guillaume Courmont, Colton Reay.
— image credit: Submitted photo

A weekend of classroom and fieldwork in frigid conditions paid off for eight Jaffray firefighters and one Sparwood Search and Rescue member last weekend as they received their Ice Rescue Technician certification.

The training took place in Jaffray and the field component took place on, and in, Tie Lake. The Fire Department was able to train with their new ice rescue equipment. The Lions, who presented a cheque for $3,000, and many of the other donators were out on the ice Saturday afternoon watching the participants learn the basics of self and companion rescue. In total, $9,000 was donated for the purchase of the new equipment.

 

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