KENNEBUNKPORT, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- Every year, thousands of firefighters and police officers to learn how to rescue someone who has fallen through thin ice from a Maine-based company.
The company, Lifesaving Resources, trains about two thousand first responders a year from across the United States and Canada. They spend about two hours in the classroom before suiting up and getting in the water to learn rescue techniques first-hand. Instructor Gerry Dworkin says the key to ice safety is understanding that there is no such thing.
"We stress when it's safe and not safe to go on the ice, but our attitude is that no ice should ever be considered safe ice" Dworkin told NEWS CENTER
Lifesaving resources has about 350 ice rescue instructors across the U.S. and Canada.