The only truly safe ice in Juneau is at the Treadwell Arena. That’s one of the lessons from Saturday’s ice safety workshop.
A full house packed the Mendenhall Visitor’s Center auditorium this weekend to learn about ice safety. The hour and a half workshop was made up of a slideshow and video of safety tips and advice before attendees headed out into the snow to watch CCFR volunteers demonstrate ice rescues on the pond next to the visitor’s center.
CCFR’s Travis Mead demonstrated three different types of rescue including self rescue, assisted rescue and a rescue when the victim is unconscious. Volunteers reminded attendees that the most important thing to do is to call 911 before attempting any sort of rescue in case you also become a victim.
Here’s more from our earlier story on the workshop: Ice safety workshop to be held this weekend
Here’s a video of the demonstration:
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