Ice and Water Rescue Training Held in Muscatine


By Ben Hoppenworth

MUSCATINE, Iowa (AP) - Officials from several emergency response departments in eastern Iowa have jumped into ice and water rescue training.

The training Saturday at a Muscatine park involved more than a dozen participants wearing insulated ice rescue suits. They were instructed to successfully get themselves out of the water. They were then told to save others with rescue equipment.

The training, now in its third year, included four hours of classroom instruction. It's organized through the Midwest Center for Public Safety Training through the Eastern Iowa Community Colleges. This year marked the first time the training was held in Muscatine.

Training instructor Gary Ronzheimer tells the Muscatine Journal that ice and water rescues involve expensive equipment, but it is money well spent because it could save a life.

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