The Villa Park Fire Department and Chief Ron Rakosnik hosted an annual Ice Water Rescue drill at Twin Lakes Park in Villa Park, Illinois. Along with the Villa Park Fire Department, the Addison Fire Department and the Elmhurst Fire Department also participated in the three days offered for the event. Firefighters used the partially frozen water in the park to simulate a rescue of a person who had fallen through the ice. This video includes an interview with Villa Park Fire Lieutenant James Bickley and a narrative explanation of the rescue procedures by Elmhurst Fire Department Lieutenant Eric Hegman, Firefighters Dan Vogel and Andy Giarrantano.
Ice Water Rescue