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.
- 24 hours
- Upgrade from IRT – 8 hours
- Minimum age: 18
- Competent swimmer
- Swiftwater and Flood Rescue Technician (SRT)
- 1 day upgrade course only – Surface Ice Rescue Technician (IRT)
Qualification valid for
Ice Rescue Technician Advanced (IRTA)