Warm winter means ice is still unsafe, FFD says
When Farmington firefighters went into the icy water at the Prairie Waterway Greenway near Prairieview Park Sunday, they were wearing rescue suits and had ample equipment there for their cold-water rescue practice.
They were ready to go into the icy water. Most people who fall into the cold winter waters aren't as lucky.
That's a concern in Farmington, where there are more than 100 ponds, none of which his likely frozen over enough to sustain a person's weight right now.