Ice Safety Rescue Technician Level 3 (ISRT3)
Learn about the formation of static, flat, and dynamic ice and how to assess the risks and hazards. You’ll also learn about traveling on the ice and what to do if you or someone else has fallen through, or if you are formally responding to an emergency.
This advanced course is designed for first responders, resource workers, biologists, surveyors, First Nations, and others operating or travelling on river ice environments in the winter and early spring. We present the most current information on preparation, hazard assessment, risk mitigation, self-rescue, partner rescue, third-party rescue, ICS, and safety management. Participants learn about the different types of ice, how ice forms, and how to assess its integrity throughout the season.
The eLearning "Ice Awareness" Course (included) will be sent by email approximately 2 weeks before the training and must be completed online before the course dates.
During the practical course components, participants will be suited up and literally immersed in the water and ice environment – practicing rescue scenarios, as well as learning safe approaches to carrying out their job requirements. For a more detailed list of learning outcomes, visit Rescue Canada .
This is a three-day technician-level ice safety course, certified by Rescue Canada via the IRIA. Courses are tailored to the needs, work environments, and job duties of the students. We can also discuss options for different course delivery models and course lengths for private courses.
Participants are strongly recommended to have swiftwater training before taking ice training.
Participants must be able to swim and have a basic level of health and fitness.
Registration is $725 plus GST
PPE Rental (for those needing to rent a drysuit, helmet, gloves, boots, throwbag on a deployment belt, chest harness, and PFD with knife and whistle) is an additional $225 plus GST.