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Ice Rescue Technician Training

PRESS RELEASE

Twelve Fire District #7 members embraced the snow and 14-degree weather to complete Ice Rescue Technician training. Six of our Full-Time firefighters and six Fire District #7 volunteers completed this training, with numerous other district members observing the class.

This means 12 Fire District #7 members are now Ice Rescue Technicians, allowing them to enter the water and rescue victims that have fallen through thin ice. We are the only fire district in the county with personnel trained to do this. This training and new equipment will be a vital resource in the event someone falls through thin ice on one of the many natural and man-made lakes and ponds in Upper Kittitas County. We are proud to be able to bring this level of training to the area and look forward to training more on these new skills.