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.