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Northwoods fire departments give some safety tips to snowmobilers Submitted: 01/20/2018
Dakota Sherek
Dakota Sherek
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Northwoods fire departments give some safety tips to snowmobilers
CASSIAN - Multiple fire departments gathered on Saturday for some ice rescue training in Oneida County. But that training session also included some special guests.

The Cassian, Little Rice, Nokomis, and Tomahawk Fire departments joined up for the training. But, for the first time, the fire departments also invited snowmobile clubs to come and observe.


The goal was to help them prepare for an emergency situation, like falling through the ice.

"Well with the snowmobile clubs here today, there are things that you as a snowmobiler can do to not only assist yourself, but to assist emergency services when we get there," said Nokomis Fire Chief Don Richert. 

Some of the tips the snowmobilers learned today was how to use ice picks to secure themselves to the ice, or potentially even save themselves.

Organizers said it's important for people to stay calm and work with rescuers if they ever do fall through the ice. 


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