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Ice rescue training at -33 degrees Celsius for firefighters in the Eastern Townships

A dozen firefighters from the Township of Potton in Estrie attended ice rescue training last Saturday. They jumped into the water of Lake Massawippi braving extreme cold of -33 degrees Celsius. • Read also: Extreme cold will persist at the start of the week This troop of firefighters is trained for interventions on ice and in cold water for an entire weekend. TVA Nouvelles took part in one of these training sessions given by the Sauvetage nautique team. In the small fire station in North Hatley, located 20 kilometers south of Sherbrooke, these firefighters learn how to use the Ice Commander. It is this yellow or red coat that allows them to go in the water and on the ice without feeling the striking cold too much. It's not that easy to use. This suit...