Guardians of the Great Lakes

Ice Rescue Program



Ice rescue is a core mission of the Coast Guard on the Great Lakes during the winter months. The Ninth Coast Guard District has responded to more than a thousand rescue cases over the past decade, saving or assisting hundreds of lives where no other suitable capability exists. Additionally, the Ninth Coast Guard District's Ice Rescue Program oversees the National Ice Rescue School, which conducts training annually in Essexville, Michigan.

Monday through Friday
8:00 AM to 4:00 PM EST
(except Federal Holidays)
(216) 902-6114

After Hours
(216) 902-6117
Ninth Coast Guard District
Ice Rescue Program
Anthony J. Celebrezze Federal Building
Room 2083G
1240 East Ninth Street
Cleveland, OH 44199