Outdoor Adventure

Ice Rescue - Awareness

Course Summary

Safety and rescue principles for frozen lakes and rivers.

This 4-hour classroom session is geared toward those who supervise employees who work on surface ice including frozen lakes, ponds, and rivers. The course provides an introduction to the due diligence and risk management required for this high risk environment.

The course identifies hazards associated with surface ice and introduces the safe work procedures and equipment that can be used to reduce the risk. The curriculum is geared to the needs of those who often who work alone or in pairs.

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

Course Details


4 hours




Minimum 10. Maximum 15.






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


Feb 8-9

Ice Rescue Technician

  • $399
  • Canmore, AB

Feb 9-10

Ice Rescue Technician

  • $399
  • Whistler, BC

Feb 9-10

Ice Rescue Technician

  • $399
  • Barrie, ON

Feb 9-10

Ice Rescue Technician

  • $399
  • Smithers, BC
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Dorin Constantin, Firefighter (2014 Raven Flood Legacy Bursary Recipient)
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The SRT1 course was fantastic, and the instructors were amazing! Again, thank you for the bursary you offered me.


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