Ice Rescue

This course offers an introduction to:
- effects of a hypothermic environment on the body
- statistics regarding survivability of such incidents
- discussions around effecting a rescue on a floe separation
- the complexities of polynas and pack ice to gain access
- locating and identifying punch throughs
- utilizing existing equipment usage in rescue
- surviving in existing clothing
- integration of traditional knowledge and modern gear, training and equipment
- exposure training; training to survive and what will kill us
- self rescue and survival for fall through
- rescue methods

Practical training involves:
- throw rings and throw bags
- walking on ice, spreading body weight
- swimming in broken ice
- tethered swimming
- rescue platform deployment and rescuing a person from the water
- self rescue using ice picks/awls

Prerequisite:  Basic Search & Rescue (MTO)