Surface Ice Awareness (SIRA)

This 4-hour classroom session provides an introduction to the due diligence and risk management requirements associated with supervising personnel who work on surface ice including frozen lakes, ponds, and rivers. The course identifies hazards associated with surface ice and introduces the safe work procedures and equipment that can be used to reduce the risk. The curriculum is geared to the needs of field personnel who work alone or in pairs with limited equipment.

Contact Hours

4 hours



Qualification valid for

3 years


Surface Ice Awareness (SIRA)

Recerted by

Surface Ice Awareness (SIRA)
Surface Ice Field Safety (SIFS)
Surface Ice Rescue Technician (SIRT)
Surface Ice Rescue Specialist (SIRS)

Taught by

Surface Ice Rescue Technician Instructor (SIRTI)
Surface Ice Rescue Specialist Instructor (SIRSI)
Surface Ice Rescue Instructor Trainer (SIRT-IT)