Emergency Response

Ice Rescue Technician - Advanced

Course Summary

For those who respond to ice rescue calls on large volume rivers with open leads

This single day can be added as a third day onto our two-day IRT course to address the substantially higher-risk environment encountered when working on large volume rivers with open leads.

The day covers size up, risk analysis, and hazard mitigation, PPE considerations, self-rescue techniques, and throw bagging. It also addresses the use of the RDC (boat based rescue techniques), off-ice mantle rescues, and containment considerations. 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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Rick Huck
Fulltime Firefighter, Lieutenant

We had a mixed bag of students, from firefighters, environment workers and a contractor. I would recommend Raven Rescue to anyone who wants to learn about ice rescue. Once again, GREAT course and instructor. Thanks so much.

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