Firefighters brave the icy waters of the Elk River

The Fernie Fire Department spent Wednesday practicing swift water rescue training in the Elk River.

The Fernie Fire Department spent Wednesday practicing swift water rescue training in the Elk River.

The Fernie Fire Department spent Wednesday practicing swift water rescue training in the Elk River.



Fernie firefighters took the plunge into the Elk River Wednesday as part of their swift water rescue training. Following a full day of classroom training, members of the Fernie Fire Department spent two days practicing rescue techniques in the river.