Ice Rescue Safety Sled Kits [MARSARS]

DRS loves the MARSARS ice rescue sleds as they come pre-rigged, ready for immediate use.

A modern, safer approach to Ice Rescue, the Ice Rescue Safety Sled is used across the United States by the U.S. Coast Guard.

This purpose-built sled is extended from a safe distance to a victim that can then assist in their own rescue. When used properly, a rescuer stops a sled length (6') away, dismounts, and extends the empty sled for the victim's self-rescue attempt. With one or both forearms through the orange-coloured sling, a patient is gently hauled aboard by shore-based line tender(s).

Should a patient be semi or unconscious, they are placed into the buoyant sling, connected to the sled's 4:1 ratio haul system and gently pulled aboard, minimizing handling which leads to more positive outcomes in hypothermic victims

The sled provides shielding to both the patient and rescuer.


Key Features

  • High-density polyethylene hull
  • Rescuer tether strap
  • Built-in Body Roller
  • Victim Forearm Sling (VFS)
  • Concave deck, tunnel-shaped hull
  • 8 Carry Handles
  • Approximate 240 lbs. of buoyancy
  • 4:1 ratio extraction system
  • Buoyant sling connection ring
  • Forearm Sling Brake
  • Ice Awls onboard storage
  • Pre-rigged for immediate use

Kit Contents

  • 1x IRSS (Ice Rescue Safety Sled)
  • 1x Buoyant Sling
  • 1x Ice Rescue Reel
  • 1x Ice Rescue Rope (specify length)




  • Length: 6'4" (76")
  • Width: 2'3" (27")
  • Height: 7"
  • Weight: 35lbs
  • Approximate Buoyancy: 240lbs

Made in the USA


Note: These items only ship within Canada. For customers outside Canada, please contact us to put you in touch with another dealer.