Casper Fire Crews practice river rescue along the Platte

On a cold January afternoon our local firefighters braved the crisp wind to practice some always helpful river rescue training. Under the supervision of Casper Fire Rescue Specialist, Ty Herron, the whole Casper Platoon learned the 'ropes' and how to safely rescue a person or animal that may be stranded along the river. Casper Fire Public Information Officer, Pat McJunkin reported that nineteen fire men and one fire woman completed the rescue today. "River rescues are one of the most dangerous things that we do. It is something that we take very serious and we have to practice to ensure safety for us and for the victims," said McJunkin. He also wanted to remind residents to stay off the ice along the river and to always carry a safety spike and to be prepared for the cold. See videos of the rescue and photos below: ​ #oilcity #headsup #news