The Champaign Fire Department will be conducting ice rescue training February 24, 25 and 26, at Kaufman Lake, 2702 W. Springfield Avenue, Champaign. Fire department instructors will lead a scenario designed to simulate an ice rescue, reinforcing victim removal skills.
The Champaign Fire Department reminds residents to take these safety precautions when outdoors this winter:
• Wear appropriate outdoor clothing; layers of light, warm clothing, mittens, hats, scarves and waterproof boots
• Be aware of the wind chill factor and work slowly during outside chores
• Take a “buddy” and an emergency kit when you are participating in outdoor recreation
• Carry a cell phone or other means of communication