Longer Reach Rescues with the Tactical Reach Pole System

Can the rescuer use the Tactical Reach Pole System? One of the first considerations of any ice rescue is the evaluation of the victim and the environmental conditions surrounding the incident. It is essential to evaluate the state of the victim before deciding which...

Hypothermia in Women

Considerations for women participating in ice rescue as either a technician or as an accidental victim in an actual ice rescue or rescue scenario. No one has to tell you that on the average women feel the effects of cold temperatures sooner and at a much faster rate...

The Perfect Ice Rescue Sled

What are the features you should look for when considering an ice rescue sled? Departments and public safety personnel often ask this question. Let’s evaluate the perfect ice rescue device and what should be considered before purchasing. #1 - Your ice rescue sled or...

What is Surface Ice Rescue?

Surface ice rescue is a rescue in static water that usually begins with a pet or a person going out onto a lake or pond where the condition of the ice is not safe and they fall through. They are unable to self-rescue and public safety personnel are called to help...

Is your department ready for an Ice Rescue response?

With the winter season approaching, it brings with it freezing temperatures that in turn will affect our lakes, ponds and moving waterways and they will begin to develop ice. People and pets are drawn to this frozen water for various reasons. The question we must ask...

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