The Training & Preparation of Public Safety & Rescue Personnelto Respond to Cold Water & Ice Rescue Incidents             ...
The Power of WaterThe Power of Water should Never be Underestimated  – its Beauty, Strength or Force.Life Cannot Exist Wit...
www.lifesaving.com   3
www.lifesaving.com   4
www.lifesaving.com   5
Mother Nature is a bitch!! www.lifesaving.com          6
Consulting Services • Forensic Expert Witness Services • Product & Educational Materials DevelopmentTraining Programs • Pu...
Lifesaving Resources, LLC is committed to preventing and reducing the   number of drownings and aquatic injuries throughou...
Prevention Strategies  Early Recognition     Effective Management                            9
Frequency : ProbabilityThe more citizens who use your facility or property increases the  probability of a significant inc...
Assess the victim’s physical & emotional conditionCan victim assist in his own rescue or perform self-rescue?Can you effec...
Extend or throw something to the victim to assist the victim in remainingafloat or against the ice shelf.                 ...
Probe for victim from the ice shelf or from a boat or other rescue device.Be sure dive team has been activated.           ...
•   Body cools 25 - 30 times faster in cold water than in air•   Within 10 - 15 minutes, core body temperature begins to  ...
•   Water temperature•   Protective clothing•   Body size•   Percentage of body fat•   Children cool faster than adults•  ...
AHJ to conduct Threat AssessmentDetermine level of operational capabilityPlan for the incidentTrain for the incidentAcquir...
Identify Physical HazardsRecognize Activities that Place Persons at increased Risk                      Hazard + Risk = Da...
Identify Target Hazards  • Attractive nuisancesDevelop Pre-Plans  • Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs)  • Emergency Resp...
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•   Recognize the Danger of the Situation•   Assess Rescue Options•   Act to Effect the Rescue                            ...
1)   The Safety of the Rescuer2)   The Safety of other Rescuers3)   The Safety of Family Members & Loved Ones4)   The Vict...
•   Danger of the Situation•   Aspects of the Situation    • Victim’s condition    • Environmental conditions      •   Ice...
•   Victim’s physical & emotional condition•   Closest point of safety•   Environmental (ice, water, weather & light) cond...
•   Perform lowest risk rescue possible•   Direct bystanders as needed•   Prepare for EMS intervention                    ...
•   Operational plans (SOPs & ERPs)•   On-scene assessment    • Situation    • Victim’s condition    • Personnel & equipme...
•   Develop pre-incident management plans (ERPs)•   Develop Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs)•   Train and equip person...
TalkShore-Based Rescues  • Throw  • ReachGo Rescues  •    Walk/Crawl  •    Wade  •    Row  •    Swim                      28
No Ice is Safe Ice!!Dangerous conditions include:  • Ice clouded with air bubbles  • Partially submerged obstacles  • Ice ...
”3” or less   Stay Off!4”           Ice fishing, walking, cross country skiing5”           one snowmobile or ATV8” - 12”  ...
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Float time = 30 seconds - several minutesConcerns  • Closed windows  • Engine in front  • Opening doors / structural damag...
•   Escape before submersion•   During submersion - protect face & head•   Escape through doors or windows•   Human chain•...
S   =   Stay CalmO   =   Open Window or DoorS   =   Eject Seat BeltGO =    Get Out!!                              40
P   =   Punch Open Seat Belt ReleaseO   =   Open window or doorGO =    Get Out!!                                       41
Ice Rescue Technician CoursesIce Rescue Train-the-Trainer AcademyWater Rescue Technician CoursesSwiftwater Rescue Technici...
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Ice and Water Rescue Incidents

  1. 1. The Training & Preparation of Public Safety & Rescue Personnelto Respond to Cold Water & Ice Rescue Incidents 1
  2. 2. The Power of WaterThe Power of Water should Never be Underestimated – its Beauty, Strength or Force.Life Cannot Exist Without Water - It Empowers Us and Commands Respect. Be Ready For It! Lifesaving Resources www.lifesaving.com
  3. 3. www.lifesaving.com 3
  4. 4. www.lifesaving.com 4
  5. 5. www.lifesaving.com 5
  6. 6. Mother Nature is a bitch!! www.lifesaving.com 6
  7. 7. Consulting Services • Forensic Expert Witness Services • Product & Educational Materials DevelopmentTraining Programs • Public Safety & Rescue Sector • Ice Rescue Training • International Ice Rescue Train-the-Trainer Academy • Water Rescue Training • Swiftwater Rescue Training • International Water Rescue Train-the-Trainer Academy • Lifeguard & Aquatic Recreation Sector • Lifeguard In-Service Training • Lifeguard Operations & Management • The Scared Straight of Aquatics • Professional Aquatics Safety Seminar 7
  8. 8. Lifesaving Resources, LLC is committed to preventing and reducing the number of drownings and aquatic injuries throughout the U.S. through the education and training of Public Safety and Rescue personnel and agencies, including Fire, Rescue, EMS, and Law Enforcement; Lifeguard, Aquatic and Recreation Professionals; and the General Public. 8
  9. 9. Prevention Strategies Early Recognition Effective Management 9
  10. 10. Frequency : ProbabilityThe more citizens who use your facility or property increases the probability of a significant incident.Each day that passes without a significant incident brings you one day closer to when that incident will occur! 10
  11. 11. Assess the victim’s physical & emotional conditionCan victim assist in his own rescue or perform self-rescue?Can you effectively communicate with the victim?Gain as much intel from the victim as possibleProvide shore-based rescue/assist while deploying rescue personnelIf victim submerges, identify the last seen point &initiate underwater search as soon as possible 11
  12. 12. Extend or throw something to the victim to assist the victim in remainingafloat or against the ice shelf. 12
  13. 13. Probe for victim from the ice shelf or from a boat or other rescue device.Be sure dive team has been activated. 13
  14. 14. • Body cools 25 - 30 times faster in cold water than in air• Within 10 - 15 minutes, core body temperature begins to drop• Arms & legs become numb & useless• Confusion, loss of consciousness & drowning 14
  15. 15. • Water temperature• Protective clothing• Body size• Percentage of body fat• Children cool faster than adults• Movement in/of the water 15
  16. 16. AHJ to conduct Threat AssessmentDetermine level of operational capabilityPlan for the incidentTrain for the incidentAcquire resources necessary tosafely & effectively manage theincident 16
  17. 17. Identify Physical HazardsRecognize Activities that Place Persons at increased Risk Hazard + Risk = DangerReduce or Eliminate the Danger • Warn or remove the hazard • Safeguard or prohibit the risk 17
  18. 18. Identify Target Hazards • Attractive nuisancesDevelop Pre-Plans • Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) • Emergency Response Plans (ERPs)Eliminate / Reduce the Danger • Hazards • Risks 18
  19. 19. www.lifesaving.com 19
  20. 20. www.lifesaving.com 20
  21. 21. • Recognize the Danger of the Situation• Assess Rescue Options• Act to Effect the Rescue 21
  22. 22. 1) The Safety of the Rescuer2) The Safety of other Rescuers3) The Safety of Family Members & Loved Ones4) The Victim 22
  23. 23. • Danger of the Situation• Aspects of the Situation • Victim’s condition • Environmental conditions • Ice • Water • Weather • Light • Temperature 23
  24. 24. • Victim’s physical & emotional condition• Closest point of safety• Environmental (ice, water, weather & light) conditions• Equipment required and/or available• Personnel required and/or available• Lowest risk method of rescue 24
  25. 25. • Perform lowest risk rescue possible• Direct bystanders as needed• Prepare for EMS intervention 25
  26. 26. • Operational plans (SOPs & ERPs)• On-scene assessment • Situation • Victim’s condition • Personnel & equipment resources• Rescue 26
  27. 27. • Develop pre-incident management plans (ERPs)• Develop Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs)• Train and equip personnel with appropriate rescue equipment & Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) 27
  28. 28. TalkShore-Based Rescues • Throw • ReachGo Rescues • Walk/Crawl • Wade • Row • Swim 28
  29. 29. No Ice is Safe Ice!!Dangerous conditions include: • Ice clouded with air bubbles • Partially submerged obstacles • Ice over moving water • Man-made hazards • Lack of supervision • Fish & birds 29
  30. 30. ”3” or less Stay Off!4” Ice fishing, walking, cross country skiing5” one snowmobile or ATV8” - 12” one car/small pick-up truck12” - 15” one medium-sized truck 30
  31. 31. www.lifesaving.com 31
  32. 32. www.lifesaving.com
  33. 33. www.lifesaving.com 33
  34. 34. www.ketch-all.com
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  36. 36. Float time = 30 seconds - several minutesConcerns • Closed windows • Engine in front • Opening doors / structural damageEscape / Self-rescueEquipment 38
  37. 37. • Escape before submersion• During submersion - protect face & head• Escape through doors or windows• Human chain• Look up while surfacing• Fumes & fuel considerations 39
  38. 38. S = Stay CalmO = Open Window or DoorS = Eject Seat BeltGO = Get Out!! 40
  39. 39. P = Punch Open Seat Belt ReleaseO = Open window or doorGO = Get Out!! 41
  40. 40. Ice Rescue Technician CoursesIce Rescue Train-the-Trainer AcademyWater Rescue Technician CoursesSwiftwater Rescue Technician CoursesWater Rescue Train-the-Trainer AcademyNDPA Symposium 42
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