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22:44 HRS  RIVERSIDE BOROUGH  9 HOWER RD E74, T76, B75, B65, A120, U57, RPD Special request for B65 - lim...

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“Stay Off of River Ice"

Outdoor enthusiasts head for the ice each year, whether it is for fishing, ice skating or snowmobiling.  There is a risk anytime you go out onto the ice.  A recent incident of an individual who crossed the ice on the Susquehanna River with his young children has prompted the Mahoning Township Fire Department to send out this advisory.

River ice is very dangerous and should never be trusted to support the weight of a human being. The strength and stability of river ice is never a sure thing.  On average, river ice is 15 percent weaker than pond or lake ice of the same thickness. River ice thickness is inconsistent and can vary in the same area of the river from a foot to a fraction of an inch. The ice can look thick and solid from the riverbank but it could actually be paper-thin due to the water moving underneath. If a person would fall through the ice into the water, the river current can carry them downstream rapidly underneath the ice. 

The current water temperature of the Susquehanna River is approximately 32 degrees F.  Cold water removes heat from the body 32 times faster than cold air. Swimming and treading water will greatly increase heat loss and can shorten survival time by more than 50%.  The initial shock of the cold water can place such a strain on the body, and for some individuals produce instant cardiac arrest.  Upon falling into the cold water, your body will involuntarily gasp for breath.  Disorientation may also occur.  Extremities will quickly numb to the point of uselessness. Finally, hypothermia sets in and without proper rescue and treatment, unconsciousness and death will follow.

Expected survival times in cold water:

70-80*F: Exhaustion/unconsciousness in 3-12 hours; expected survival time is 3 hours – indefinitely.

50-60*F: Exhaustion/unconsciousness in 1-2 hours; expected survival time is 1-6 hours.

32-40*F: Exhaustion/unconsciousness in 15-30 minutes; expected survival time is 30-90 minutes.

Less than 32*F: Exhaustion/unconsciousness under 15 minutes; expected survival time under 15-45 minutes.

If you do go out to enjoy outdoor winter activities involving ice:

-Always wear a life jacket or PFD (Personal Floatation Device)

-Drill test holes as you progress out onto a lake to help judge the thickness of the ice

-Stay away from cracks, seams, slushy areas, and/or darker areas

-Never go onto the ice alone

-Inform someone of your destination and expected time of return

-To be safe and have a great winter, stay off of river ice

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Mon. Feb 23rd 2015

22:45 HRS  LIBERTY TOWNSHIP  85 POTTSGROVE RD E103, T106, B105, R97, T66, A120, U57, UCE12-1, UCT12-1 T66 canceled en route. 

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Mon. Feb 23rd 2015

17:36 HRS  NORTHUMBERLAND COUNTY, NORTHUMBERLAND BOROUGH   217 KING STREET E63 due for RIT on a working structure fire.After about an hour on scene, RIT released and E63 staged at station 7-3 for remainder of incident. 

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Sat. Feb 21st 2015

22:44 HRS  RIVERSIDE BOROUGH  9 HOWER RD E74, T76, B75, B65, A120, U57, RPD Special request for B65 - limited access due to weather conditions. 

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Sat. Feb 21st 2015

00:43 HRS  NORTHUMBERLAND COUNTY, POINT TWP: 345 12TH STREET E63 due for RIT Furnace malfunction, E63 placed in service en route. 

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Fri. Feb 20th 2015

16:49 HRS  MAHONING TOWNSHIP  100 N ACADEMY AVENUE  GMC: ABIGAIL PAVILION CENTAL CORRIDOR LOBBY E63, T66, B65, GMC SECURITY GMC Security advised it was a false alarm.  No services needed.  

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