Ice Rescue - Technician (Advanced)

10 Hours

Pre-Requisites: Ice Rescue - Operations and Swiftwater Rescue - Operations

This 1-day class can be added on to our two-day Ice Rescue - Technician course for those departments which operate in the swift water environment, to address the higher risk of conducting a surface ice rescue in moving water. This day will be conducted on the ice and will cover special considerations and rescue techniques specific to icy river rescue.

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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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