Ice Rescue at Baker Reservoir
Our crews were recently called to an ice rescue call at Baker Reservoir involving a dog. A 155-pound Saint Bernard named Mumford had gone out onto the ice and fallen into the water. One of Engine 12’s crew members went out onto the ice and pulled Mumford out of the water and brought him safely back to shore to his owner.
Mumford’s owner did the exact right thing by calling 911, staying on the shore, and giving the dispatcher their exact location. Because of those actions, this was a happy ending to a scary situation.
Please remember these tips to stay safe when it comes to ice:
- Obey warning signs such as “Danger. Thin ice. Keep off.”
- Assume ice is unsafe. With temperatures going from 60 degrees one day to freezing the next, the ice can be extremely unstable.
- Keep dogs on a leash around bodies of water. If they happen to get out onto the ice, never go out onto the ice to try and rescue them.
- Call 911 if a person or animal needs help on the ice. Be aware of your surroundings so you can give the dispatcher an accurate location to find you.