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Montreal Fire beefs up ice rescue training amid mild weather

By Lillian Roy, CTV News   

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Feb. 28, 2024, Montreal – Faced with increasingly mild winters, Montreal’s fire department (SIM) is kicking its ice rescue training into high gear. The SIM’s ice rescue team has performed 10 rescues since the start of 2024 alone, and more interventions are expected as the ice continues to thaw. The team was doing practice drills in the St. Lawrence River, and Guilbault explained they were filming an instructional video, which trainees will watch before testing the waters themselves. CTV News reports. | READ MORE

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