The Madison Fire Department Lake Rescue Team is trained and equipped to perform water rescues, but did you know we do ice rescues, too?
To keep our skills fresh, we take to the lakes year-round for routine training.
Lake Rescue Team members have been getting their annual ice dives in while Madison's lakes are nice 'n' chilly. Our B-shift Dive Team set up on Lake Mendota last Friday. Scroll through the photos to learn more about their work:
When Ralph Chamberlin and his fellow firefighters headquartered in downtown Madison were called to help a swimmer in distress on Lake Mendota
The Madison Fire Department recently acquired a new 24-foot rescue boat from Lake Assault Boats, LLP in Superior, WI.