practice multiple ice rescues

Duration – 1.5 days (16 hours)
Recommended for – All public safety first responders

Prerequisites :

  • Member of a public safety agency
  • At Least 18 Years of age
Training Calendar & Map
Course Registration Form


This 16-hour program allows you to practice multiple ice rescues with victims who have fallen through the ice. Other program topics include:

  • Ice conditions / ice formation and how to recognize hazards
  • How to avoid becoming a victim
  • How to evaluate ice strength
  • Hypothermia
  • Cold-water near-drowning
  • Equipment selection and rigging techniques
  • Operational planning and scene evaluation

Note To Applicants
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.

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