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The International Ice Rescue Train-the-Trainer Academy is an intensive and comprehensive 3.5 day training program designed to train and authorize designated and agency-approved representatives from Fire, Rescue, EMS, and Law Enforcement agencies as Ice Rescue Instructors. Upon successful completion of the Academy, graduates are then authorized to conduct Ice Rescue Awareness, Operations, and Technician level courses on behalf of their own departments. Note: Lifesaving Resources' Ice Rescue training programs meet and exceed NFPA 1670 Standard for Technical Rescue.
Tuition includes books and materials, meals (Friday breakfast through Sunday lunch) and hotel accommodations (Thursday through Sunday). Instructor Candidates must provide their own approved Ice Rescue Suit, although rental suits are available from Lifesaving Resources.
The Academy is based in Portland, Maine, while the practical sessions are conducted in and around the Portland area.
Instructor candidates may drive or fly to Portland, and transportation is provided from and back to the airport from the course training location.
Ice Rescue Instructor candidates must: