Picture this: You drive by a frozen lake during the winter and notice tracks in the snow and a hole in the ice. What would you do?
For the dive team at West Metro Fire Rescue, the answer is simple: The members would gear up and jump in.
And to prepare for just such an emergency, firefighters recently practiced cold-water diving techniques at Bear Creek Lake Park just east of Morrison. Wet snow pelted their protective suits as the team made practice dives to review rescue procedures.
In some ways, the cold weather is helpful.