Coast Guard Station Two Rivers trains with Manitowac Fire Department

Great Lakes Coast Guard News
MILWAUKEE — Crewmembers from Coast Guard Station Two Rivers, Wis., trained with firefighters from the Manitowac Fire Department during joint-agency ice rescue training held in Manitowac, Wednesday.

Station Two Rivers and the Manitowoc Fire Department teamed up for what will be ongoing ice rescue training.

“This is the first of many training days with the local fire departments,” said Petty Officer 1st Class William Blair, executive petty officer at Station Two Rivers. “So far, we have two more dates planned with Manitowoc Fire Department and three dates with the Two Rivers Fire Department, and we are still working on dates with the Kewaunee Fire Department.”

Station personnel are teaming up with the local fire departments to conduct an ice safety program with local elementary schools, the first scheduled to take place Monday at Koenig Elementary School in Two Rivers. Members from the Coast Guard station and the fire department will team up to talk about ice safety measures, what to do and who to call in case of an ice related emergency.

Petty Officer 2nd Class Grant Terry, from Coast Guard Station Two Rivers, Wis., guides a SKF-ICE, an ice rescue asset, with a member of the Manitowac Fire Department laying on it toward another member of the Manitowac Fire Department who had fallen through the ice during a training scenario in Manitowoc, Wis., Jan. 16, 2013. The Coast Guard trains with local fire departments as often as possible to ensure cohesion when an emergency occurs. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Fireman Ashley Johnson.

Petty Officer 2nd Class Grant Terry, from Coast Guard Station Two Rivers, Wis., guides a SKF-ICE, an ice rescue asset, with a member of the Manitowac Fire Department laying on it toward another member of the Manitowac Fire Department who had fallen through the ice during a training scenario in Manitowoc, Wis., Jan. 16, 2013. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Fireman Ashley Johnson

Petty Officer 1st Class Thomas Fey, from Coast Guard Station Two Rivers, Wis., demonstrates the rescue of a member of the Manitowoc, Wis., Fire Department during a joint-agency ice rescue training in Manitowoc, Jan. 16, 2013. The Coast Guard trains with local fire departments as often as possible to ensure cohesion when an emergency occurs. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Fireman Ashley Johnson

Petty Officer 1st Class Thomas Fey, from Coast Guard Station Two Rivers, Wis., demonstrates the rescue of a member of the Manitowoc, Wis., Fire Department during a joint-agency ice rescue training in Manitowoc, Jan. 16, 2013. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Fireman Ashley Johnson

Petty Officer 2nd Class Grant Terry (right), from Coast Guard Station Two Rivers, Wis., acts as a victim while a member from Manitowoc, Wis., Fire Department reaches for him during ice rescue training in Manitowoc, Jan. 16, 2013.  The Coast Guard trains with local fire departments as often as possible to ensure cohesion when an emergency occurs.  U.S. Coast Guard photo by Fireman Ashley Johnson.

Petty Officer 2nd Class Grant Terry (right), from Coast Guard Station Two Rivers, Wis., acts as a victim while a member from Manitowoc, Wis., Fire Department reaches for him during ice rescue training in Manitowoc, Jan. 16, 2013. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Fireman Ashley Johnson

Petty Officer 2nd Class Grant Terry (right), from Coast Guard Station Two Rivers, Wis., explains the set-up of ice rescue equipment to members of the Manitowoc Fire Department during ice rescue training in Manitowoc, Wis., Jan. 16, 2013. The Coast Guard trains with local fire departments as often as possible to ensure cohesion when an emergency occurs. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Fireman Ashley Johnson

Petty Officer 2nd Class Grant Terry (right), from Coast Guard Station Two Rivers, Wis., explains the set-up of ice rescue equipment to members of the Manitowoc Fire Department during ice rescue training in Manitowoc, Wis., Jan. 16, 2013. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Fireman Ashley Johnson

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