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Pennsville, New Jersey 08070
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On March 1, 2015 members of Pennsville Fire & Rescue held the practical portion of ice rescue training under the instruction of firefighter Rob Desparrios. Firefighters and EMS personnel assembled at Pennsville park to brave the icy waters. Training included (but not limited to) scene safety, operation of throw bags, safe operations for line tenders, various maneuvering techniques on the ice, edge protection gear and equipment, donning and doffing of dry suits, and various rescue techniques.
On February 25, 2015 firefighters participated in Hurst finesse training led by Lieutenant Alan Parkell. Members utilized the Hurst tools to maneuver wood and eggs to various locations in the station. This drill was utilized to get members more comfortable with the hydraulic and electric pressure of the tools as well as proper lifting techniques, managing the weight of the tools, and proper body mechanics.