Emergency Response

Ice Rescue - Awareness

Course Summary

Ice rescue 101 for supervisors

This 4-hour classroom session is geared toward those who supervise emergency responders who respond to incidents on  surface ice including frozen lakes, ponds, and rivers.

Participants will be introduced to the due diligence and risk management required for this high risk environment, and understand the various training levels for rescue personnel. The course identifies hazards associated with surface ice and introduces the techniques and equipment that can be used to reduce the risk.

This course does not certify participants for on-ice activities.

Course Details

Duration

4 hours

Format

Classroom

Participants

Minimum 10. Maximum 15.

Prerequisites

None

Price

$99

Recertification

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

Annual Training Maintenance

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Required Equipment

Writing materials

Takeaways & Documentation

Certificate of Completion

Course Outline

  • Rescue 3 philosophy
  • WCB, legal responsibility and due diligence
  • Training levels linked to job requirements
  • Factors affecting ice formation and strength
  • Walking and driving on ice
  • Personal safety equipment
  • Self rescue
  • On-ice communications
  • Low to high risk options for the rescue of others
  • Documentation and record-keeping

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Darren Anderson
Strathcona Fire Department

Huge "thank you" to Ron Morrison, Rob Vance & Chris Burnham for a fantastic week of Advanced Swiftwater Rescue Technician training. Your professionalism, dedication, knowledge and passion for your profession is second to none.

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