Fort St. James Fire Department: Ready to take the plunge

Members of the Fort St. James Fire Department were ready to plunge into the icy Stewart River on Jan. 30.

  • Feb. 3, 2016 6:00 a.m.
Members of the Fort St. James Fire Dept. are ready to take the plunge during ice rescue training on Jan. 30.

Members of the Fort St. James Fire Dept. are ready to take the plunge during ice rescue training on Jan. 30.

Barbara Latkowski

Caledonia Courier

Members of the Fort St. James Fire Department were ready to plunge into the icy Stewart River on Jan. 30.

The Ice Rescue training brought out 13 members from the Department.

The training was run by Raven Rescue, an internationally renowned organization recognised for their exceptional training practices. They are based out of Smithers, B.C.

Ice Rescue training is held annually and re-certification is completed every three years.