Milford firefighters practice ice diving today

The Milford Fire Department will hold an ice diving drill behind John F. Kennedy School on West Avenue today.

Mondo Ponds, a city nature preserve including trails and large ponds, is located behind Kennedy School.

Ice diving practices help prepare firefighters for ice rescues.

“This is a skill that is hard to find in the area and one of the most dangerous specialized rescue techniques that we practice,” said Fire Department Spokesman Greg Carman.