Ice Rescue Courses
The Rescue Company offers two levels of ice rescue courses tailored to the needs of students and the companies and agencies we are teaching for. Please select one of the classes below for detailed descriptions.
Duration: 1 day (8 hours) – Recommended for public safety personnel
This hands-on course offers practical rescue techniques that will provide the tools to perform effective surface ice rescues and teach responders how to avoid becoming a victim of the ice environment. The program will be presented in the classroom and at an open water site. Topics include ice formations and hazards, ice strength evaluation, rescuer and victim response to acute hypothermia, cold-water near drowning, ice-rescue equipment and techniques, and ice-rescue operational plans.
Ice Rescue Technician
This three-day course meets the requirements for the technician level of NFPA 1670 Standard for ice incidents. Subjects covered include rescuer safety; self-rescue techniques; pre-planning and size-up of ice rescue incidents; rope skills; and, understanding of ice properties, formation, types, and hazards.