Ice & Cold Water Rescues Require A Unique Set Of SkillsThis is the time of year when firefighters get calls to rescue both people and pets after falling through the ice on lakes and ponds. In the past week there have been several rescues of dogs that fell through.
Warm Temperatures Increase Odds Of Emergency Ice RescuesAfter two weeks of snow storms, local frozen ponds and lakes may seem safe to explore. However, the Denver Fire Department said that was not the case Sunday as warm temperatures rolled through the metro area.
Frozen Lakes In High Country Extremely Dangerous This Time Of YearEven with the fresh snowfall the mountains saw on Tuesday the big thaw has already begun in the high country, and that means frozen lakes are probably not as stable as they look.
It's A Good Time For Firefighters To Practice Ice RescuesAlthough it's still the middle of winter, the warm temperatures can thaw Colorado lakes and firefighters are preparing for the worst.