Anton Berg Carrasco

Anton Berg Carrasco

Anton has been a member of the rescue squad since 1997. The main emphasis has been on rescue operations in the mountains and wilderness. Head of the avalanche division of ICE-SAR rescue school since 2009 and active instructor in avalanches and mountain rescue for years. Anton´s main profession since 2007 is at Akureyri Fire and Rescue service as leutenant and paramedic. Anton also works for the Icelandic Meteorological Office as avalanche observer. Anton is an active participant member in MS.i in development and establishment of best practise avalanche rescue protocols. Anton has also been involved in the preparation of emergency plans for avalanches and accidents for the mountain regions of Tröllaskagi peninsula and surrounding areas.

Rescue operations in avalanche environments

21 Oct 1:00 PM - 1:45 PM

Avalanche danger is a persistent risk factor in every rescue operation in mountanious regions during winter conditions. The presentation will discuss measures and procedures to reduce the risk of avalanches in response operations.

Slush flood in River Núpá

21 Oct 3:00 PM - 3:45 PM

In December 2019, a long-term rescue operation took place following the fall of an individual in Núpá in Sölvadalur. Various dangers threatened the scene and a near-accident following a sudden water/ice flooding during the operation showed weaknesses in the implementation and organization of long-term rescue operations in high-risk environments.