Burns Lake volunteer firefighters recently conducted their annual ice rescue recertification.

Burns Lake volunteer firefighters recently conducted their annual ice rescue recertification.

Firefighters train for ice rescue

Burns Lake volunteer firefighters recently conducted their annual ice rescue recertification.

Burns Lake volunteer firefighters recently conducted their annual ice rescue recertification. Burns Lake fire chief Rob Krause explained that no one had to jump into the icy lake if they did not want to. However, all those who were scheduled for recertification completed two simulated rescues from the water. “We had approximately 10 people who went into the water,” he said. “The air temperature at the time was -14 C.”