ICE RESCUE IS SAFE AND SURE WITH OCEANID'S RAPID DEPLOYMENT CRAFT INFLATABLE RESCUE BOAT

 

The Rapid Deployment Craft (RDC) is simply the best, fast-response, ice rescue craft available at any price. The craft surrounds one or more rescuers in an ultra buoyant and protective inflated perimeter. The RDC allows a rescuer or rescue team to quickly reach a victim and safely retrieve them from a through the ice or water cold water rescue scene.

The rescuer or rescue team can easily carry the 50-pound RDC to the edge of the ice, step into the craft, and run out across the ice to reach a victim. While on the ice, they are protected from falling through a fracture into the water. In a combination ice and open water situation, the RDC can be paddled across open water or broken ice and water by one or two rescue technicians.

The RDC is perfect as rapid response ice rescue equipment and should be part of every rescue responder kit. Here's why:

  • The RDC stores deflated in a 2 foot cube
  • Will fit in the trunk of almost any passenger car
  • Inflates in seconds
  • Weights 50 pounds and can be easily carried by one person.
  • Can be launched without access to a boat ramp
  • Can be on the scene and in action in seconds

Watch our demonstration videos to see how the open ends of the RDC allow a rescue technician to be positioned over the head and shoulders of an ice rescue victim to pull them into the RDC . This ice rescue technique avoids ever present and dangerous situations where the rescuer becomes the victim.

The RDC should be part of your rescue responder kit for ice rescue situations. Contact us today for more information, a demonstration, pricing and how to place an order.

Swiftwater rescue is safe and sure with Oceanid's RDC Rapid Deployment Craft inflatable rescue raft. The RDC allows a rescuer or rescue team to quickly reach a victim and safely retrieve them in swift water, whitewater, floods or low head dam entrapment situations.

The paddles and ferries like a canoe and is suitable for class or grade 5 whitewater. Where swiftwater rescue situations permit, the RDC can be shore controlled by tethers from one or two rescuers. Or, it can be easily paddled by one or two rescue technicians.

The RDC is perfect as rapid response swiftwater rescue equipment and should be part of every rescue responder kit. Here's why:

  • The RDC stores deflated in a 2 foot cube
  • Will fit in the trunk of almost any passenger car
  • Inflates in seconds
  • Weights 50 pounds and can be easily carried by one person.
  • Can be launched without access to a boat ramp
  • Can be on the scene and in action in seconds

Watch our demonstration videos to see how the open ends of the RDC allow a rescue technician to be positioned over the head and shoulders of a swift water victim to pull them into the RDC . This swiftwater rescue technique avoids ever present and dangerous situations where the rescuer becomes the victim.

The RDC should be part of your rescue responder kit for ice rescue situations. Contact us today for more information, a demonstration, pricing and how to place an order.

The RDC tows and tracks well on water and is easier to pull than hard hull rescue sleds or rescue platforms. It is self righting in the event of a capsize and will paddle easily by one or two rescue team members.

The RDC tows incredibly well behind a snowmobile when used for patient transport or equipment hauling. Its 48 inch wide track area allows the RDC to float extremely high on the snow, creating substantially less drag for the snowmobile than the more typical "hard" sleds weighing 250 or more pounds that ski on narrow runners and dig deep tracks into the snow. The RDC is an excellent choice for avalanche rescues or cold weather search teams working on snow or ice.

Some of the rescuue sled operations include:

  • A water rescue sled, you can tow behind a boat or personal water craft like a Jet Ski or Wave Runner
  • A tow-in rescue sled
  • A sled for ice rescue operations
  • A sled you can two by snowmobile for cold weather rescue in snow or on solid ice
  • A surfing or lifeguard rescue sled
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  • The RDC, Rapid Deployment Craft, has extremely rockered (upturned) ends. They allow the rescuer to "drive" the boat's open end over the victim while the victim's head remains above water at all times. It also allows a rescuer to reach forward into a pour-over while still safely centered in the boat. The floor is open at each end, allowing 2 entry points. The freeboard height is only inches, enabling a rescuer to easily pull a victim into the boat. This also allows a diver, with tanks on, to pull themselves into the craft with minimal effort. The two entry portals on either end also act as carrying points which provide a perimeter of safety in case of sudden ice failure or mud sinking. These carrying points are comfortably at your sides. Carrying the RDC is like using a litter with long handles, which, by the way, is one of its many uses. The RDC will store in a 2' cube, inflate in a heartbeat, and can easily be carried by one person. The most common way to carry it is deflated and stored in a rescue boat or vehicle. Think about how often you arrive at a scene and cannot find a place to launch your motorized boat. This is why you should have the RDC along on every call.

    MATERIALS:

    The RDC is designed to withstand severe use conditions for many years. To achieve this, each rescue craft is assembled with the finest, most advanced materials available using the best time tested construction techniques. The RDC fabric is the most durable in the Industry. It is a PU/PVC/polyester alloy material with all the seams being welded and taped for ultimate strength and air retention. No glue or adhesive is used so our seams attain the same strength as the fabric which means there are no weak links in our rescue boats. The urethane coating also contains more UV inhibitors than any other material on the market. This allows prolonged sun exposure with no fabric degradation, as occurs with traditional rubber boats. Our floor is also very special. It is an I-Beam Design that, with very little air pressure, can become rock hard. This enhances stability and makes the RDC an excellent litter for carrying an incapacitated victim.

    The RDC is one tough cookie. It may last so long that you will forget all about us. That is our goal and our greatest complement. When you receive a rescue boat from us the care and feeding instructions will be incredibly short. Store the RDC deflated and bagged. This will give you fast access, less chance of damage and will lengthen the life of the rescue boat. Keep it in a dry area, out of direct sunlight. We understand the conditions that exist with our customers and believe that with a little care, most will have the RDC in service for many safe and productive years. Under ‘normal’ emergency response use, we believe that the rescue boat can last a decade or more.

    For more information, see RDC Handling and Use Instructions.