IRTA

Surface Ice Rescue Technician Advanced (IRTA)

For personnel who operate on frozen, large volume rivers with open leads.

This course typically runs 3 days and covers all of the skills taught in Surface Ice Rescue Technician (IRT), as well as addressing the substantially higher-risk environment encountered when working on large volume rivers with open leads. Also covered are size up, risk analysis, and hazard mitigation, PPE considerations, self-rescue techniques, and throw bagging. Scenario-based training using both standard and improvised ice rescue equipment will be carried out.

This course can also be taught as a 1 day upgrade for students who have already completed the Surface Ice Rescue Technician (IRT) course.

Contact Hours

  • 24 hours
  • Upgrade from IRT – 8 hours

Prerequisites

Qualification valid for

3 years

Recertifies

Surface Ice Awareness (IRA)
Surface Ice Rescue Technician (IRT)
Surface Ice Rescue Technician Advanced (IRTA)

Recerted by

Ice Rescue Technician Advanced (IRTA)

Taught by

Ice Rescue Technician Advanced Instructor (IRTAI)