Breaking the ice: Base, local fire departments train for winter water rescues
By Senior Airman Michella Stowers, 28th Bomb Wing Public Affairs
/ Published February 22, 2019
ELLSWORTH AIR FORCE BASE, S.D. -- Airmen from the 28th Civil Engineer Squadron Fire Protection Flight practiced life-saving techniques alongside Black Hills firefighters during a three-day ice water rescue training event. Hosted by the Rapid City Fire Department, initial training began in their station’s classroom, after which the group traveled to Canyon Lake in Rapid City for hands-on experience. The training was meant to provide firefighters with the knowledge and skills necessary to keep themselves and others safe in the event of an ice water emergency.