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.Book Now
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.
This course standardizes embankment rescue and provides the foundation skills for students who would like to move into the high angle operations and technician level courses. Students will learn the capabilities and limitations of their equipment in a classroom environment. Students then move to realistic hands-on scenarios, finishing with fully involved steep-slope rescue scenarios.Book Now
Expanding on the skills developed in Rope Rescue Awareness, the Operations level focuses on skills in the vertical environment including removing victims stranded in precarious environments.Book Now
Rope Rescue - Operations
This course expands on the skills developed in Rope Rescue Operations. The Technician level requires students to demonstrate skills, knowledge, and techniques for high hazard environments, The equipment used and the procedures required are necessary to safely and effectively coordinate technical rescue incidents in the high angle environment. Emphasis is placed on advanced techniques, Rescue attendant skills, and leadership development.Book Now