Ice Diving Ops (Cancelled) and Ice Rescue Trainer (Cancelled) in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio!

Join the Cuyahoga Falls Fire Department in February 2020 for Ice Diving Operations and Ice Rescue Trainer classes. These may be taken individually.

IRT: February 24-26, 2020 (CANCELLED DUE TO LACK OF ICE)

IDO: March 9-11, 2020 (CANCELLED DUE TO LACK OF ICE)

Ice Diving Operations is Dive Rescue International’s renowned three-day training program for certified divers and surface support personnel.

Participants will be able to plan and execute an emergency ice diving operation; select, evaluate and perform field maintenance on ice diving equipment; and dive safely under ice in order to complete a rescue/recovery mission. Participants will also be introduced to diving with full face masks. Successful completion of this program is measured in class participation, passing a final written exam and completing in-water skills.

Key training topics and the associated objectives include:
ICE DIVING EQUIPMENT
ORGANIZATION AND PLANNING OF AN ICE DIVE
DIVE OPERATIONS
RAPID FIELD NEUROLOGICAL EXAM

BE SURE TO BRING All students must bring: US Coast Guard approved PFD with knife and whistle, adequate clothing and protection from the environment and pen and paper for note-taking and sketching. Diving students must provide their own equipment: Scuba regulator: recently serviced and environmentally protected with alternate air source (i.e.: octopus, Air II, etc.), timing device, depth and submersible pressure gauges, BC with oral/power inflator, two tanks with current Hydro & VIP, mask, snorkel, fins, weight belt and two cutting tools (knife, wire cutters, or trauma shears.)

PREREQUISITES All students must be a member of a public safety agency and at least 18 years of age. Students must have Dive Rescue 1 certification and must read and complete a RSTC medical statement prior to attending class. Any diver answering yes to any contraindication must have the form signed by a physician. Diving students must have proof of open water certification.
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. Participants who have poor aerobic fitness may attend this program as surface support personnel with the approval of the instructor.

Ice Diving Operations

Ice Rescue Trainer is Dive Rescue International’s renowned three-day training program for first responders.

The Ice Rescue Trainer program prepares first responders from all public safety disciplines on how to respond to and carry out surface ice rescues. This class introduces students to the topics of ice hazards and formation, equipment selection, medical considerations, and the application of proven rescue methods and techniques. Successful completion of this program is measured in class participation, passing a final written exam, and completing surface and in-water skills. Graduates of the program also learn to instruct this crucial skill set to their own agency personnel.

Key training topics and the associated objectives include:
ICE RESCUE PROCESS
VICTIM ASSESSMENT
PERSONNEL AND EQUIPMENT
DEVELOPING AN OPERATIONAL PLAN
ICE RESCUE EXERCISES
TEACHING ADULT LEARNERS
COURSE PREPARATION AND EFFECTIVE PRESENTATION

BE SURE TO BRING All students will need a U.S. Coast Guard approved Personal Flotation Device (PFD) with a knife and whistle, adequate clothing for working outside, and pen and paper for taking notes. If the student has access to a cold water rescue suit or dry suit, they should bring it to class. It is advised that students bring a dry set of clothing. All students will also be required to wear business attire, including a coat and tie, during all classroom sessions.

PREREQUISITES All students must be a member of a public safety agency and at least 18 years of age. 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.

 

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2 Comments on “Ice Diving Ops (Cancelled) and Ice Rescue Trainer (Cancelled) in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio!”

  1. I need to know the cost we have possibly 4 members of our department that are interested in attending. Thank you Capt. Gene Cook

    1. Jessica Knittle

      Hi Captain, The Ice Diving Operations class is $375.00 per person. The Ice Rescue Trainer class is unfortunately completely full. I would be happy to send information on hosting your own class, if you’d like. There’s the potential to earn free spots depending on the number of people registered.

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