Monday, January 22nd, 2007
Photo by Laura Walker
Very chilly practice
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St. Marys firefighter Curt Gabel, in red, practices an ice rescue of members of St. Johns, Wapa-koneta and St. Marys Township fire departments on Sunday morning near Wright State University-Lake Campus. Gabel became a member of the "fly team" after he ran 500 feet, had his fellow firefighters dress him in a "Gumbie" suit and completed three rescues, all in under seven minutes. The "Gumbie" suits keep rescue personnel dry and buoyant while they swim through ice water, load the victim onto a floating sled and are pulled back to shore. The training was attended by more than 50 personnel from area fire, parks and law enforcement departments.
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Tonight
18°
Chance Rain/Snow
40%
Tomorrow
22°
Cloudy
19%
Tomorrow Night
10°
Mostly Cloudy
4%
Saturday
31°
Partly Sunny
6%
Saturday Night
21°
Chance Snow
57%
Sunday
24°
Snow Likely
65%
Sunday Night
Chance Snow
45%
Monday
14°
Mostly Cloudy
9%
Monday Night
Partly Cloudy
12%
Tuesday
23°
Mostly Cloudy
13%
Tuesday Night
18°
Chance Snow Showers
29%
3 Day
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