Fire Department to Conduct Surf Rescue Training

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The Sheboygan Fire Department will be conducting surf rescue training for four days during the week of July 20, 2020 at various key locations along the Lake Michigan shoreline. This training is a collaborative effort between the City of Sheboygan Fire Department, the Sheboygan County Sheriff’s Department, and Ocean Rescue Systems from Portland, Maine.

This advanced training is being performed to address the hazardous potentials along the Lake Michigan shoreline and to better prepare a team rescue response that is safe, efficient, and effective. The goal of this advanced training is to certify six Sheboygan Fire Department members as Public Safety Rescue Swimmers and to provide an opportunity to work closely with the Sheboygan County Sheriff’s Department boat operators in a real surf environment to learn more effective surf rescue techniques. Once trained, the six rescue swimmers will pass along skills and additional training to the rest of the fire department responders.

This will add another layer of water rescue capability to local response and will serve to increase the level of safety for those who would visit the Sheboygan lakeshore.

For information regarding this press release:
Battalion Chief Jeffrey Salzman

This article was automatically generated from a release posted by The City Of Sheboygan. For more information please read the original release.