Ice Rescue Training Program

Ice Rescue Training


Ice Rescue Course Objectives & Schedule

All first responders should know how to carry out a surface ice rescue. Is your team prepared to be first on the scene to handle an ice emergency?

Dive Rescue International’s Ice Rescue Training Course teaches:

  • How to avoid becoming a victim
  • How to recognize ice hazards
  • How to evaluate ice strength

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 and ice formation
  • Hypothermia
  • Cold-water near-drowning
  • Equipment selection and rigging techniques
  • Operational planning and scene evaluation

Duration – 1.5 days (16 hours)
Recommended for -All public safety first responders
Prerequisites -Member of a public safety agency and at least 18 years old. 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.