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Ice rescue technicians receive training

(Back row, from left) Rick Lightburn, Bruce Setter, Walter Semeniuk, Ken Streloff, Bill Plant, Dave Boreen, Wendy Charlton, Lainee Gleeson, Willie Charlton, Teri Sebolsky, Lee McAleese, Yann Loranger, Laurent Leonetti. (Front row) Willy Rayman, Dan Fediuk, JP Braaten, Guillaume Courmont, Colton Reay. - Photo submitted
(Back row, from left) Rick Lightburn, Bruce Setter, Walter Semeniuk, Ken Streloff, Bill Plant, Dave Boreen, Wendy Charlton, Lainee Gleeson, Willie Charlton, Teri Sebolsky, Lee McAleese, Yann Loranger, Laurent Leonetti. (Front row) Willy Rayman, Dan Fediuk, JP Braaten, Guillaume Courmont, Colton Reay.
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A weekend of classroom and field work in frigid conditions paid off for eight Jaffray Firefighters and one Sparwood Search and Rescue member this weekend as they received their Ice Rescue Technician Certification.

The training took place in Jaffray and the field component took place on, and in, Tie Lake. The Fire Department was able to train with their new ice rescue equipment, which was made possible thanks to generous donations by the Sand Creek Lions, Wendy and Willie Charlton and their family (in memory of their son/brother David Charlton, Jaffray Volunteer Fire Department Society and RDEK Electoral Area B Discretionary Grant in Aid. The Lions, who presented a cheque for $3,000 and many of the other donators were out on the ice Saturday afternoon watching the participants learn the basics of self and companion rescue. In total, $9,000 was donated for the purchase of the new equipment.

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