Ice Rescue and Cold Water Survival - Operations

Continuing from the point where Ice Rescue & Cold Water Survival - Awareness left off, this program is devoted to the development of skills necessary to handle ice rescue and cold water near-drowning emergencies. This two-day in-water program includes extensive coverage of ice characteristics, pre-planning and rescue team development, safety and self-rescue, shore-based, ice-based, and device-assisted rescue techniques, accessing and extricating the victim, and medical considerations. Included is a half-day of classroom lectures, with the remainder of the course devoted to skills development and practice scenarios.

Prerequisites : Ice Rescue and Cold Water Survival – Awareness and IMS 100 (ICS)

Other Requirements : Physically capable of actively participating in all exercises. Students must provide their own PPE and personal gear

Other Recommended Courses : BLS for Healthcare Providers (Rescue Breathing / CPR / SAED)and Hazardous Materials – Awareness

In addition to our open enrollment courses held in Mercer County, New Jersey, we also offer a generous host agency program for those departments who wish to hold a class in their own locality, and can provide such training on either open or closed enrollment basis. To receive more information regarding our host agency program, please contact the office to receive the information via fax.