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Ice Rescue Technician - Advanced

Course Summary

For personnel who operate on frozen, large volume rivers with open leads

This one day session can be added to our two-day Ice Rescue Technician course to address the substantially higher-risk environment of large volume rivers with open leads between ice mantles.

The day covers size up, risk analysis, and hazard mitigation, PPE considerations, self-rescue techniques, and throw bagging. Scenario-based training using both standard and improvised ice rescue equipment will be carried out.

Note: This course meets and exceeds the standard-of-care for personnel who work or travel on surface ice. Pre-requisites include current Ice Rescue Technician (IRT) AND Swiftwater Rescue Technician (SRT 1) certifications. 

Course Details

Duration

1 day (can be added onto a 2-day IRT course, or as a stand-alone if you have the prerequisite IRT and SRT1 certifications)

Format

1 day on the ice

Participants

Minimum 10. Maximum 12.

Prerequisites
Price

$299

Recertification

Repeat the entire course at a 15% discount every three years

Annual Training Maintenance

Click here to read about the options available for annual guided practice.

Required Equipment
  • Drysuit, survival suit, or thick (5mm+) wetsuit*
  • Personal Flotation Device (Type III or V)*
  • Water-sport helmet*

* Rental equipment available. Click here for a price list.

Takeaways & Documentation
  • Surface Ice Safety & Rescue Field Guide
  • Personalized skill sheet (training record) signed by the Instructor (valuable document for risk management)
  • Wallet card with personal Rescue 3 registration number and date of certification
  • Registration in Rescue 3 International's database (guaranteed record-keeping)
  • Certificate of Completion
FAQ

For more details about surface ice rescue courses including what to expect and how to prepare, click here for our Surface Ice Rescue FAQ.

Ice Rescue Technician - Advanced Course Outline

On Ice (over large volume river with open leads)

  • Site assessment
  • Hazard identification
  • PPE considerations
  • Self rescue in moving water
  • Victim rescue from moving water
  • Improvised and specialized rescue gear
  • Rescue scenarios

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Nov 24-25

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  • Edmonton, AB
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Jan 9-10

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  • Edmonton, AB
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Feb 8-9

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TESTIMONIALS

Natasha Eastman
Fisheries Technician

AMAZING course. The surface ice safety training was the best course I have ever taken. I liked that there was some simple first aid and hypothermia components included in the course. The instructor, Frank, was awesome. He was easy to talk to, answered questions quickly but didn’t assume answers. He got back to us regarding a question asked that he had to research the answer for. Frank used the time well, and was adaptive to the class needs and skill levels. The course helped me get over my fear of ice/falling through, especially since I gained the nerve to do a polar dip afterwards. It helped me understand the formation and melting pattern of ice and ice weaknesses. The equipment used was simple and easy. The textbook and field guide are great references, and the field guide is simple and easy to understand and read. Overall 10/10 for the course and instructor.

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