February 8, 2020 – Members of the Spencertown and Austerlitz Fire Companies participate in training for ice rescue equipment recently purchased by the Austerlitz Fire District.

Instructor Bob Davis discuses how the equipment is used, maintained and stored. Bob is President and Founder of MARSARS Water Rescue Systems and is retired from a 22 year career with the US Navy and Coast Guard. The newly issued equipment is assigned to the Spencertown Fire Co rescue truck.

Firefighters from both fire companies will participate in more training as the winter goes on, including actual “on ice” drills for technicians and rope tenders.