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USCG to host winter readiness symposium

The US Coast Guard in Sault Ste. Marie is hosting a free symposium on Saturday to answer the public's questions about ice safety and winter readiness.

CHIPPEWA COUNTY, Mich., (WPBN/WGTU) -- The United States Coast Guard in Sault Ste. Marie is teaming up with some local agencies to host an ice breaking, ice safety and winter readiness symposium on Saturday.

It’s an effort to educate people on how to the ice breaking process works, and give them a behind the scenes look at what first responders do during the winter season.

"There's a large collaborative effort every winter, between the Coast Guard and other agencies to be prepared and able to be on our toes to respond to any emergencies," said Sean Murphy, a public affairs officer at sector Sault Ste. Marie. "The public doesn't always get to see that. For all of us to come together on Saturday, it gives the public the opportunity to ask any questions they may have about our operations."

The all ages event will answer any questions you have about winter ice safety, and even feature a landing from a Coast Guard helicopter.

The free program runs from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday inside the Sanderson Field hanger in Sault Ste. Marie.

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