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.
- 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.