Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Firefighters Train in Icy Conditions

January 7, 2013

The members of Auburn Fire Departments Group 2 took to the ice on Auburn Pond next to Fire
Headquarters on Monday morning for ice rescue training. The group conducted simulated drills of
rescuing people both from the water, and as if they were stuck on the ice.

Firefighters are urging residents to stay off of the ice at this time. “It is not safe; the ice on
Auburn Pond was just over an inch thick. There are too many variables that go into what makes solid
ice, and makes ice safe.” Chief Stephen M. Coleman Jr. said. Our recommendation is to utilize public
options such as the skating rink at the Veterans Park, or Horgan Arena.

Contact:  Chief Stephen M. Coleman Jr.