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Ogdensburg Fire Department conducts training exercises in the St. Lawrence River


With ice picks in hand, members of the Ogdensburg Fire Department donned bright orange wetsuits this morning and took a plunge in the frigid St. Lawrence River.

Assistant Fire Chief Ray J. LaRock said the training session is an annual event that keeps the department ready in case someone falls through the ice or gets stranded.

“Annually we do the training when the conditions allow,” Mr. LaRock said.

The exercise is part of the 100 to 110 hours of training firefighters are required to get each year.

The wetsuits, called Mustang suits, are specially designed to keep fire fighters dry and warm during rescue operations, and they double as flotation devices, Mr. LaRock said.

Pick up Friday’s edition for the full story.

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