Surface Ice Rescue
|von Walt Hendrick|
Book News, Inc. Details procedures for rescuing victims of accidents on and around ice. Covers planning the rescue response, training, and managing an operation, then describes surface ice rescue equipment, and awareness- level, operational-level, and technician-level duties and responsibilities during the rescue. Also discusses ice formation and types, cold stress and hypothermia, heat and fluid loss, frostbite, and drowning. Includes study questions and answers. Hendrick is president of Lifeguard Systems, Inc., and has been training public safety dive teams and rescue personnel for some 25 years. Zaferes is vice president and program director of Lifeguard Systems, Inc. -- Copyright © 1999 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR All rights reserved Book News, Inc.®, Portland, OR
Attached are photos of a recent ice emergency safety device test.
The Nebulus emergency flotation device can be easily attached to the handle bars of any ATV (All Terrain Vehicle) or snowmobile on the scene of an ice through emergency. Any rescuer with a cold water immersion suit can attach the device to the handle bars and drive out to the victim. Once at the victim the rescuer triggers a large flotation device. The device supports three adults above the waterline. The submerged ATV or snowmobile remains tethered to the flotation device.
The test was conducted by the Cohasset, Minnesota Fire Department. Cohasset lost 2 ATVs through the ice this year while attempting rescues.
You can see video of the device at www.jtwfloat.com
The Nebulus project is a cooperative effort with mechanical engineers at the University of Minnesota.
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