In March, some of our members were Certified in cold water ice rescue. The 8 members donned the cold water suits which are all enclosed from the head to the feet, and make simple movements difficult. Each member had to learn how to secure safety lines to themselves, and to man other members safety lines while on ice and in water. Members then took turns getting into the water from the ice edge, removing extra air from their suits (air in the suits may cause you to bottom-up in the water), maneuvering in the below zero waters, and then performing a self rescue. They were taught how to rescue each other using different methods and took turns being the ‘victim’ and ‘rescuer’. It turned out to be a great day and the training received is another tool that our team is able to utilize when needed.