Excerpts from the dailyherald.com:

Countryside Fire Protection District firefighters teamed with a Vernon Hills High School teacher to demonstrate icy water rescues for students Thursday.

Outdoor/adventure education teacher Jerry Miceli played the victim for the demonstrations, which were staged at a pond near the school’s football stadium. He donned a insulated protective suit before repeatedly submersing himself in the water.

The students were told how to save themselves if they fall into a partially frozen lake and also how to save other people using ladders, rope or even extension cords.

“You can learn from a PowerPoint (presentation), but unless you do it, I don’t think you get the full benefit,” he said.

thanks Dan