On Sunday February 22, 2015 The Thornwood Fire Department conducted an Ice Rescue Drill at The Sutton Park Complex on Columbus Avenue. For the month of February, our weekly house duties consisted of Ice Water Rescue skills and Basic Rope Skills in preparation for our annual Ice Rescue Training. The day started off with some review of what we have learned over the past month and then we got started on to the really fun part of the training. After we spent about 45 minutes trying to cut a hole in the ice that was 10 inches thick (so we could have an area to work with in the water) we got right to work. At first we started with 1 victim in the water and 1 rescuer that goes out to save the victim. We did a couple evolutions that way then we went to 1 victim, with 2 rescuers. We did a few evolutions this way as well then we did some evolutions with our boat. Its a Fun day for all of us and its great hands on training. We at TFD feel all our training is better when its hands on because it really helps to get to know things faster. The younger (Venturing corps, and Junior Corps) came out and had a fun time with the snow and ice. Its a great day for all of us and we learn a lot each year.