Safety tips offered for ice emergencies
With the recent sub-freezing temperatures and local bodies of water frozen over, the Stafford County Fire and Rescue Department has offered tips for safety.
If someone falls through ice:
Act quickly and call 911 for help immediately. Make sure properly trained and equipped rescue personnel are alerted to respond.
Do not go onto the ice.
Reach, throw or row. Extend a branch, pole or ladder, throw them a buoyant object or row to them if a boat is available.