Ice Rescue Technician Advanced (IRTA)

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

The Ice Rescue Technician Advanced (IRTA) course covers all of the skills taught in 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 throwbagging. 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 Ice Rescue Technician (IRT) course and hold an in-date Swiftwater and Flood Rescue Technician (SRT) qualificiation.


Contact hours

18 hours (3 days)




Qualification valid for

3 years


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