Ice Rescue - Awareness

4 Hours

Pre-Requisites: None

This 1/2 day (4hrs) course gives students, who are likely to respond to an ice rescue incident, the basic theory, knowledge and understanding of what is involved in an ice rescue scenario. This course meets or exceeds NFPA 1006 and 1670 and exceeds all provincial and federal regulations for Ice Rescue.
*This course is usually combined with the Operations or Technician level training

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The course includes: NFPA Standards, Identification of resources, Rescue site size up, overview and safety, Managing hazards and resources, Ground support operations for helicopters, Medical triage, Ropes (knots, bends and hitches), Equipment familiarization, Anchoring and rigging systems, Patient packaging, Simple mechanical advantage systems, Low to steep angle embankment rescue scenarios.

 


 

Course Schedule

 


 

 

Day 1
  • Morning:
    • Theory Lecture
    • Knots, Bends, and Hitches
    • Equipment Introduction
    • Classroom Hands-On
  • Afternoon:
    • Equipment Review
    • Knots Review
    • Mechanical Advantage Systems
    • Anchoring
Day 2
  • Morning:
    • Theory Lecture
    • Classroom Hands-On
    • Knots Bends and Hitches
    • Lowering Systems
  • Afternoon:
    • Knots Review
    • Patient Packaging
    • M/A Systems
    • Complete Systems on Low-Slope
Day 3
  • Morning:
    • Steep Slope Scenario Evolutions
  • Afternoon:
    • Evaluation & Testing


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