Ice Rescue Equipment | Firstwatch Gear RS 1000 Ice Rescue Suits | Imperial Ice Rescuer 1500 | Scuba Center has been selling quality public safety diving and water rescue equipment since 1973. You will find support for a wide range of Surface Water Rescue and Public Safety Diving equipment at our Eagan, Minnesota location. | Ice Rescue Equipment

Scuba Center Public Safety Diving and Water Rescue Equipment | Scuba Center in Eagan, Minnesota is your leading source for Ice Rescue and Water Rescue equipment in the Midwest. Contact us for questions or details.

Ice safety | When is ice safe? There really is no sure answer. You can't judge the strength of ice just by its appearance, age, thickness, temperature, or whether or not the ice is covered with snow. Strength is based on all these factors -- plus the depth of water under the ice, size of the water body, water chemistry and currents, the distribution of the load on the ice, and local climatic conditions. | Ice Safety information provided by Minnesota Department of Natural Resources

Scuba Center is a SAM ( formerly CCR ) registered supplier for the United States Government.  Our customers include: U.S. Coast Guard, U.S. Navy, U.S. Federal Government Agencies, Law Enforcement Agencies, Search and Rescue (SAR) Teams, Fire Departments, State and Local Government agencies, Commercial Diving Companies, School Districts, Television and Movie production companies, and many others.
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Equip your team for Public Safety Diving | Available at Scuba Center in Eagan, Minnesota Ice Rescue Equipment Scuba Center in Eagan, Minnesota has the equipment you need to prepare your team for Water Rescue missions

Contact us if you require assistance selecting the appropriate equipment for your Ice Rescue Team, we are here to help.

Please contact our Public Safety Sales Dept. at (651) 681-8434 or email

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Ankel Weights are an excellent accessory for use with Ice Rescue Suits | Available at Scuba Center in Eagan, Minnesota | Ice Rescue Suits and accessories
Ankle Weights
NRS ASR 155 Rescue Boat | Scuba Center -- Eagan, Minnesota
ASR 155 Rescue Boat
Ice Rescue Carabiners | Use with the DRI Ice Rescue Sling # 6662 | Check out our selection online or at our location in Eagan, Minnesota, USA
 Fins | Ice Rescue and Cold Water Rescue Equipment
 WRSI Helmets | The specially designed WRSI water rescue helmet is designed to provide maximum protection while its universal fit will accommodate a wide range of head shapes and sizes. | Whitewater Research & Safety Institute (WRSI) was created and began the development, manufacture, and distribution of a safer water sports helmet. Under the direct auspices of Dr. Andrew H. Conn, the Mechanical Design Engineering Department at Johns Hopkins University, the Bloomberg School of Public Health at Johns Hopkins University, and the Inventors, Mr. Chang Lee and Mr. Michael Cordeiro, the WhiteWater Head Impact Protection Project (WHIPP) resulted in a prototype that has produced the 2006 WRSI water sports helmet, that we believe to be the “safest whitewater helmet in the world.” | Surface Water Rescue Equipment and Marine Safety Equipment
 Pick-of-Life Ice Picks | Self Rescue Tools | Ice Rescue Equipment | Available at Scuba Center in Eagan, MN, USA
Ice Awls
DRI Ice Rescue Sling | # 6662 | Use with DRI Ice Rescue Carabiner #6152N
Ice Rescue Sling
Ice Rescue Suits | Rescue professionals need gear that allows them to respond safely and quickly to emergency situations. The RS-1000 Rescue Suit has been engineered to don quickly for cold water and ice rescue operations. | Check out Firstwatch Ice Rescue Equipment online or at our Eagan, Minnesota location
Ice Rescue Suits
Ice Screws | Ice Rescue Equipment available online or at Scuba Center in Eagan, Minnesota, USA.
Ice Screws
The Rapid Deployment Craft is simply the best, fast-response, ice rescue craft available at any price. The craft surrounds one or more rescuers in an ultra buoyant and protective inflated perimeter. | Scuba Center in Eagan, Minnesota is your leading source for Ice Rescue and Water Rescue equipment in the Midwest.
Rapid Deployment Craft
DRI Ice Rescue Board Cover | # 6081A | Available at Scuba Center in Eagan, Minnesota
Rescue Board Cover
  NRS Rescue Board | 86094.01 | NRS Water Rescue Boards available at Scuba Center in Eagan, Minnesota
Rescue Boards
 NRS R120 Rescue Raft | Built to accommodate a crew of swiftwater rescue professionals, the NRS R120 Rescue Raft is designed for the agile and responsive performance required in unpredictable scenarios. From floodwaters filled with debris to backcountry environments, rescuers can depend on the R120.
Rescue Rafts
 NRS Rescue 115 X-Sled | Rescue professionals are trained to handle even the most unique emergencies and require versatile and adaptable rescue tools to get the job done. The NRS Rescue 115 X-Sled gives rescuers the options needed for swiftwater, ice rescue, low-head dam and floodwater rescues.
Rescue Sleds 
 Scuba Center carries a variety of rescue entry tools including window punches, seat belt cutters, rescue tools, automobile extrication tools, and knives.
Rescue Tools 
 Sterling WaterLine Water Rescue Rope | Ropes for Ice Rescue and Water Rescue applications.
 Rope Throw Bags | Ice Rescue and Water Rescue Equipment
Rope Throw Bags 
 UST See-Me 2.0 Strobe Light | Being seen on the water can be a matter of survival. The UST See-Me 2.0 Strobe Light exceeds the US Coast Guard visibility standard. It turns on automatically when submerged, and can be manually activated.
 Gear Aid Zipper Lubricant Stick | Previously known as McNett Zip Tech | Scuba Center stocks lubricants for Ice Rescue Suit zippers and a wide range of other equipment.
Zipper Lubricant

What is Hypothermia?
Hypothermia is defined as body temperature below 95.0 °F (35.0 °C). It is subdivided into four different degrees:
  • Mild 90°–95° F (32°–35° C)Ice Rescue Suits | This ice rescue suit will meet the demands of fire department and ice rescue personnel nationwide. | Photo: Firstwatch

  • Moderate 82°–90° F (28°–32° C)

  • Severe 68°–82° F (20°–28° C)

  • Critical at less than 68° F (20° C)

NRS Rescue 115 X-Sled | Ice Rescue Equipment | Scuba Center in Eagan, Minnesota 
Imperial IR1500 Ice Rescue Suit | The Imperial IR1500 is an ice rescue suit made of easy to repair, breathable shell fabric with cordura reinforced wear areas. The suit was designed with specific public safety agency input to provide a robust, user-repairable, easy-to-don, and affordable solution with all the features needed to get the job done in ice rescue and extremely cold water environments. 
 Stages of Hypothermia:
  1. Shivering Starts

  2. Still alert and able to help self

  3. Numbness in extremities, loss of dexterity, clumsiness

  4. Pain from cold

  5. Clouded consciousness

  6. Shivering decreases or stops

  7. Further loss of reasoning and recall confusion, abnormal behavior

  8. Victim may appear drunk, clumsy, irrational, confused and may resist help

  9. Semi-conscious to unconscious

  10. Slow pulse and breathing

  11. No response to painful stimuli

  12. Cardiac arrest; no obvious pulse or breathing, pupils dilated

  13. No vital signs, do not give up treatment until victim is completely warm

YouTube video of Dive Rescue International Ice Rescue Trainer class hosted by Scuba Center. All first responders should know how to carry out a surface ice rescue. Is your team prepared to be first on the scene to handle an ice emergency? Dive Rescue International's Ice Rescue course teaches: How to avoid becoming a victim, How to recognize ice hazards, and How to evaluate ice strength. KARE 11 news video of Dive Rescue International Ice Rescue Trainer class hosted by Scuba Center
For more information on safety while on the ice, check out the Minnesota DNR Ice Safety Tips page.
Minnesota DNR Ice Safety Youtube video | Ice safety for the winter sports enthusiast. Avoid becoming a winter statistic! How thick should ice be, before venturing out? How do you spot weak spots or predict where holes will form? How do you escape if you or a companion falls through thin ice? All this and more are covered in this helpful video. | MN DNR | Ice Rescue Equipment MN DNR "Danger, Thin Ice!" Video

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While these are excellent reference materials, in no way should this information be considered a replacement for proper training for the specific type of activity in which you plan to participate.