Ice Diving Operations Trainer

Download the Ice Diving Operations Trainer Application

The Ice Diving Operations Trainer Program is uniquely designed for public safety personnel. This course presents ice diving operations training in a practical and efficient system, giving Trainers the tools to build a competent and safe team. Successful Ice Diving Operations Trainer graduates will return to their departments with a complete training system. With the purchase of student kits from Dive Rescue International, Trainers will be able to conduct in-house ice diving operations training for departmental personnel.

Course Topics

  • Teaching the Adult Learner
  • Preparation and Effective Presentation of the Ice Diving Operations Program
  • Testing and Evaluation of Students
  • Identifying and Evaluating
  • Ice Strength and Formation
  • How Cold Affects the Victim and the Diver
  • Equipment and Personnel Considerations
  • Scene Evaluation and Assessment of Risk/Benefit Factors
  • Search Patterns
  • Lost Diver Drill

Minimum Course Hours
Pre-Course Study (50 hours) + 5-Day Course (60 hours) = Total 110 hours

All candidates must be a member of a public safety agency, be at least 21 years of age, have current First Aid and CPR training, have current Dive Rescue 1 Trainer certification, have Ice Diving Certification, provide 10 logged Drysuit Dives, provide a departmental sponsorship letter.

This program is designed for personnel who are physically fit. Participants
are encouraged to participate after successfully completing the IADRS
Watermanship Test or testing to a fitness level of 13 MET (Metabolic
Equivalents) or greater. Participants with aerobic fitness questions or
concerns should consult their physician prior to in-water training.