No Ice is Safe Ice – Ice Rescue Special Operations By Andrea Zaferes and Walt Hendrick

No Ice is Safe Ice – Ice Rescue Special Operations By Andrea Zaferes and Walt Hendrick Winter brings the excitement of winter sports and the wonder of walking on water. Thousands of people world-wide will have adverse incidents on, or near the ice, many of which will go practically unnoticed. The ice cracks, and they find […]

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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 […]

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Understand the safe way of PSD ice diving / rescue

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xmmv-upW1zk 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 […]

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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 […]

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