MCFRS News Release

Ice Safety Demonstration

Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service
River Rescue and Tactical Services Team

Tuesday, January 27, 2009
Location - TBD
10:30 a.m.

Come join members of the Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service - River Rescue and Tactical Services team as they demonstrate the dangers of frozen ponds, lakes and other areas of cold water.  Team members will provide some general safety guidelines for use by winter recreation enthusiasts to lessen their chances for an icy dip or worse.
The thickness of ice on ponds and lakes depends upon water currents, depth and natural objects.  Daily changes in temperature cause the ice on ponds and lakes to expand and contract, which affects its strength.  The only safe ice is at a skating rink!

DemonstrationLocation nearby to be determined.  Please meet at the Cabin John Park Fire Station, Station 10, located at 8201 River Road, Potomac at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, January 27, 2009.  We will provide a briefing and description of various response capabilities and proceed to a nearby location for demonstration of dangers and rescue techniques. 

 

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