Spring Preplanning For Safe Ice Rescue Operations: Part 1
Nov16

Spring Preplanning For Safe Ice Rescue Operations: Part 1

 Spring Preplanning For Safe Ice Rescue Operations: Part 1 By Andrea Zaferes and Walt “Butch” Hendrick Copyrighted 1995 Lifeguard Systems The following article specifically addresses ice rescue operations, but the preplanning process is the same for all water-related incidents. Much of the information comes from Surface Ice Rescue by Walt Hendrick and Andrea Zaferes. We frequently ask fire, police and EMS personnel...

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Understand the safe way of PSD ice diving / rescue
Feb26

Understand the safe way of PSD ice diving / rescue

The ice drowning season is just upon us. Now is the time for Fire Fighters, First Responders, Dive Teams, and Law Enforcement to experience The New Wave of Public Safety Ice Diving, and for the public to learn what they should and should not do if someone falls through. Drowning is the 2nd most common cause of accidental death to children in the U.S. and 3rd for adults. About half of these occur in cold water. Ice drowning victims...

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Surface Ice Rescue Pole
Feb21

Surface Ice Rescue Pole

The ice rescue pole is one of the most versatile, useful, easy to store and transport, inexpensive tools for technician-level ice rescue personnel. Ice rescue poles have seven main functions: to test the ice as the rescuer approaches the victim(s) to help prevent the rescuer from slipping and falling to prevent full submergence if the rescuer penetrates the ice to help the rescuer get out of an ice hole to reach to an aggressive,...

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