The Alpine Township Fire Department remains trained in more than just fighting fires. Most are also trained to respond to medical emergencies, whether they occur as the result of a vehicle accident, a storm, an incident at home, the farm or the workplace, or a medical condition. Other than the Fire Chief, all Alpine Township fire fighters get paid only when they respond to a call. The Township also provides them with training, from fighting fires to extracating victims from cars or school busses, to rescues on ice, and in this case, water rescues. A dozen firemen were on hand early this morning simulating rescue efforts at Cranberry Lake, on the west side of Alpine Township.