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Local firefighters to practice ice rescues this week

Motorists who notice a fire department presence at Dolphin Lake this week need not worry. It's not an emergency, but rather preparation for an emergency.Four local fire departments will be conducting ice rescue training sessions at the lake on the northeast corner of Governors Highway and 183rd Street in Homewood on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday mornings.Homewood, Flossmoor, Country Club Hills and Hazel Crest departments will participate, according to Homewood Assistant Chief Steve DeJong.DeJong said mutual aid departments hold monthly training sessions, often with a seasonal theme.Mayor Richard Hofeld's Receive a 3-day free trial of unlimited digital access.

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