Craig Bartlett, left, and Keeno Legare, both of the of the Denmark Fire Department, participate Sunday in an ice rescue training exercise on Tripp Pond in Poland. Eighteen rescue personnel from six counties in Maine and New Hampshire trained during the ice rescue class. The Androscoggin County Firefighters Association hosted the training, taught by Firetech Training out of Shapleigh. Daryn Slover/Sun Journal Buy this Photo

Fire and rescue personnel participate Sunday in an ice rescue training exercise on Tripp Pond in Poland. Eighteen rescue personnel from six counties in Maine and New Hampshire trained during the ice rescue class. The Androscoggin County Firefighters Association hosted the training, taught by Firetech Training out of Shapleigh. Daryn Slover/Sun Journal Buy this Photo

Lt. Ben Limerick, right, of the Mechanic Falls Fire Department said fire and rescue departments get together three times a year for water rescue training. Once in the winter for an ice rescue class, once in the summer for open water rescue and once each year for vehicle-extrication training. Sunday’s training was hosted by the Androscoggin County Firefighters Association. Daryn Slover/Sun Journal Buy this Photo

It took three hours to cut a triangle through 20 inches of ice, according to Lt. Ben Limerick of the Mechanic Falls Fire Department. Daryn Slover/Sun Journal Buy this Photo

Caitlin Demers of the Minot, Naples and Denmark fire departments participates Sunday in an ice rescue training exercise on Tripp Pond in Poland. Eighteen rescue personnel from six counties in Maine and New Hampshire trained during the ice rescue class. The Androscoggin County Firefighters Association hosted the training, taught by Firetech Training out of Shapleigh. Daryn Slover/Sun Journal Buy this Photo

Caitlin Demers, right, of the Minot, Naples and Denmark Fire departments and Madison Temple of the Woolwich Fire Department participate Sunday in an ice rescue training exercise on Tripp Pond in Poland. Eighteen rescue personnel from six counties in Maine and New Hampshire trained during the ice rescue class. The Androscoggin County Firefighters Association hosted the training, taught by Firetech Training out of Shapleigh. Daryn Slover/Sun Journal Buy this Photo

Madison Temple, right, of the Woolwich Fire Department and Ryan Fox of the Norway and Otisfield Fire departments participate Sunday in an ice rescue training exercise on Tripp Pond in Poland. Eighteen rescue personnel from six counties in Maine and New Hampshire trained during the ice rescue class. The Androscoggin County Firefighters Association hosted the training, that was taught by Firetech Training of Shapleigh. Daryn Slover/Sun Journal Buy this Photo

Ryan Fox, left, of the Norway and Otisfield Fire departments participates Sunday in an ice rescue training exercise on Tripp Pond in Poland. Eighteen rescue workers from six counties in Maine and New Hampshire trained during the ice rescue class. The Androscoggin County Firefighters Association hosted the training, taught by Firetech Training of Shapleigh. Daryn Slover/Sun Journal Buy this Photo


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