FALL PREPLANNING FOR SAFE ICE RESCUE OPERATIONS, PART 3

11/01/1999
FALL PREPLANNING FOR SAFE ICE RESCUE OPERATIONS, PART 3 ANDREA ZAFERESWALT "BUTCH" HENDRICK Members of an ice rescue team should be trained before equipment is purchased. Good training will prevent wasting precious funds on equipment that is not needed, not worth the cost, or not suited to a team`s specific needs. An ice rescue team should not become operational until all the necessary equipment, training, and technicians are ready and available. If you perform ice rescues with less, then your team will be expected to do so in the future, time and time again. You would be risking your life and the lives of future team members. Another important consideration with regard to eq...

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