Massena Rescue Dive Team members gain national certification as Cold/Ice Rescue Technicians
Thursday, February 21, 2013 - 10:31 am

MASSENA -- The Massena Rescue Dive Team held training on Sunday Feb. 17 at the Hawkins Point Boat Launch.

Members of the Dive Team geared up in Stearns Cold Water Rescue Suits and trained in the frozen St. Lawrence Seaway from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Seven members gained national certification as Cold/Ice Rescue Technicians. They had to show proficiency in self rescue, patient rescue, animal rescue and proficiency in using various ice rescue equipment.

The following members gained their Technician certification:

Randy Montour - Cold/Ice Rescue Technician

Richard Daniell - Cold/Ice Rescue Technician

Taylor Maningo - Cold/Ice Rescue Technician

Korey Trippany - Cold/Ice Rescue Technician

Ryan Jacobs - Cold/Ice Rescue Technician

The following members gained their Operations Certification:

Dana Jock - Cold/Ice Rescue Operations

Michael Abernathy - Cold/Ice Rescue Operations