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We are a small full time department in the upper penninsula looking to start an ice rescue program. We are looking for information on the needed equipment, training, sop, and places to purchase the needed equipment. Also if anyone has any fund raising ideas to support such a program please let me know.

Steve Servia Iron Mountain Fire Department Local 554 President

-- Steven M. Servia (, January 02, 2001


Please feel free to contact the st. clair shores fire department at 810-445-5381 and talk to chief ken podolski or training officer bud walleman, i am sure they will assist you. we started a team within the last couple years and have purchased some nice equipment.

-- Larry Samyn (, January 03, 2001.

Hi Steve, Like yourselves, we are a small full time department. About 5 years ago we began an ice rescue program which has proven very effective and successful. I'm sure our ice rescue training officer Mark Modjeski, or myself can offer you ideas and suggestions on training and equipment. We have a number of very helpful resource guides as well. The number at the department(City Of Manistee Fire Dept. Local 645) is 231-723-1549 or you can write me at my email address.

-- Fred R. LaPoint (, January 03, 2001.

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