Ice Rescue - Technician

20 Hours / 2 Days

Pre-Requisites: Ice Rescue - Operations

The Technician level requires students to demonstrate skills, knowledge, and techniques for hazard recognition, Ice formation, Water Rescue and strength, Cold Water Medical Considerations, equipment use, and procedures necessary to safely and effectively coordinate, perform, and supervise a technical rescue incident in the ice rescue environment. The technician level focuses on departments that will respond to “GO” rescues in an ice environment. We will focus on the ladder approach to safely extricate a victim, as well as many proven go rescue methods. Students will be given a written, individual proficiency, and practical evaluations.

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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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