Ice rescue trainers teach first responders lifesaving skills

Ice Training

SCARBOROUGH (WGME) -- Friday should be a nice day for ice fishing, but there's always a risk whenever you go out on the ice.

People who work to keep you safe will learn important lessons this weekend that could save your life.

Ice rescue trainers from all over New England and New York will learn lifesaving skills in Scarborough from the best-of-the-best and then they'll take what they've learned back to their own departments.

For 14 years first responders have taken part in the Ice Rescue Train-the-Trainer Academy. Friday is day one and by the end of Sunday's session graduates will be able to go back to their own departments and certify their own men and women.

Instructor candidates will go through more than 30 hours of class time and hands on drills.

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