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Warning on ice safety from Kawartha Lakes Fire Service

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Warning on ice safety from Kawartha Lakes Fire Service

The Kawartha Lakes Fire Service has an important message - if your pet goes through the ice do not attempt to rescue them. It may sound harsh at first, but it truly is the best plan to get your pet to safety. MyKawartha reported, "Kish says the firefighters have the training and equipment for ice water rescues and follow the protocols in such emergencies. But, if a person trying to rescue their pet also falls through, the priority for emergency responders is the person before the animal." So by going in after them you could just be putting yourself in danger while prolonging the time it takes emergency personnel to get to your pet. Call for help!

Don't attempt a rescue if your pet goes through the ice, says Kawartha Lakes Fire Service

Kawartha Lakes district Fire Chief Dave Kish says it happens several times every year — a pet somehow gets loose and goes through the ice into freezing water.Kish says the firefighters have the training and equipment for ice water rescues and follow the protocols in such emergencies.

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