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Significance and Use
4.3 This guide is not intended to be used in isolation, but as a component guide acknowledging many duties of response at a cold water and ice rescue emergency. It also establishes a minimum scope of performance and encourages the addition of optional knowledge, skills, and attitudinal objectives.
4.5 This guide is intended to assist government agencies, state, local, or regional organizations, fire departments, rescue teams and others who are responsible for establishing a minimum performance for personnel who respond to cold water and ice emergencies.
1.1 This guide covers minimum requirements for the scope of performance of an ice rescuer who performs cold water and ice rescues from the surface, assists with support for ice rescue divers, and provides initial patient care at a cold water or ice rescue incident.
1.2 This guide is one of a series that, together with Guide F1739, describes the minimum performance requirements of an ice rescuer.
1.3 Individuals who will operate in the cold water or ice rescue setting need to be aware of the equipment and physical requirements necessary to be able to perform all identified objectives and necessary skills in the setting.
2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.
F1739 Guide for Performance of a Water Rescuer--Level I
ICS Number Code 13.200 (Accident and disaster control)
UNSPSC Code 92101901(Search and rescue teams)
ASTM F1783-97(2013), Standard Guide for Performance of an Ice Rescuer—Level II, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2013, www.astm.orgBack to Top