Ice Rescue Certification Training


Grand Lake Fire recently conducted Ice Rescue Certification training.  We had a total of 15 (10 new certifications, 5 refreshers) students from 5 different fire departments in the county.  Training consisted of 6 hours of classroom and 6 hours of field day. 

Under the instruction of Grand Lake Fire’s certified Ice Rescue Instructor Lt. Blake Mertz, the students rotated through the training as shore support, “victim”, and rescuer. 

Feedback from the students was great; they all had a blast and learned a lot. 

We would like to congratulate the following attendees for achieving Ice Rescue Certification/refresh:

Grand Lake Fire:

New Certification:

Collin Ross

Sarah Merritt

Jarred Nelson

Ramsey Sullivan

Jeff Caton


Grand Fire:

New Certification:

Joe Russ

Dan Geer

Doug Dawson


East Grand Fire:

New Certification:

Joe Olearnick


Hot Sulphur Springs/Parshall Fire:


Tom Baumgarten

Clint Becker

Earl Martin


Kremmling Fire:

New Certification:

Travis Bagley


Alan Sharp

Robert Corcoran

If you have any questions, please contact Cheryl Dale, GLFPD Public Information Officer.