Multi-agency recreational rescue training scheduled
CASS LAKE — A multi agency emergency rescue exercise will be conducted from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday on the ice and in the waters of Cass Lake.
This is the 12th year of this annual exercise, sponsored by the Cass County Sheriff’s Office and the Cass Lake Fire Department.
Last year, 25 agencies participated with more than 100 participants involved in the exercise. The goal is to bring area agencies together to work with equipment, view new purchases of equipment and develop a good working relationship should an emergency arise in a departments area. Several exercises will take place including dive scenarios, ice rescue training, and a Cold Water Rescue Technician certification class.
Responding to any emergency situation, the responders need to know what is available to assist them in saving lives. This exercise allows a building of department relationships and the sharing of resources in a real life rescue to save lives.
The first group briefing will take place just after 8 a.m. at the access of Cass Lake, near the rest area on Highway 2 just east of Cass Lake.