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Ice Rescue

Course Overview:

16 hour program -  meet or exceed NFPA 1006/1670 requirements.

The Surface Ice Rescue program is designed for emergency service personnel or workers who work on frozen lakes or rivers who may respond to or be involved where someone has fallen through the ice.

The program covers the command system for ice accidents, how ice is formed, cold water drowning/hypothermia, ice rescue equipment, and ice rescue techniques. Students will learn the safe methods of performing ice rescue including understanding ice conditions, determining ice strength, self rescue, shore-based rescue, rescue using platforms and entry rescue. Students will also learn how to recognize hypothermia and how to treat and move a casualty safely.

The program follows a lecture format followed by hands-on training in real ice rescue situations.