Red Cross wilderness training

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    For residents that spend any time outdoors whether they hike, camp or fish, there?s always the possibility an accident could occur and help might not be readily available. To offer those who work, live or play in remote areas that are away from a hospital or emergency services, the American Red Cross of Northwest Florida will hold Wilderness First Aid Basics training at the Spanish Trail Scout Reservation Boy Scout Camp in DeFuniak Springs on Sept. 24 - 25.
    Although emergency workers may be trained to search for and rescue those in need, there may be a delay in the notification of assistance, the time required to get to the patient or in moving the patient to more advanced treatment. Hikers, backpackers, kayakers and canoeists, open-water crews, farm workers, utility workers, and even Scout leaders and older Scouts could benefit from the training offered at the two-day program.
    The course will include assessment and urgent first aid techniques, but not in-depth CPR. Basic first aid skills are covered, making this course appropriate for anyone regardless of experience level. No prerequisites are required, however, due to the serious nature of the course and scenarios, a minimum age of 15 is recommended.
    A three-year certification will be issued that serves as Basic First Aid certification.
    ?You will need to bring a tent, but won?t have to cook. Meals, snacks and drinks will be provided,? Red Cross instructor Ann Albright said.
    The cost for the overnight session is $80 and also includes course materials and camp fees. After registration is paid, participants will receive a confirmation letter, map to the camp and a list of equipment. The registration deadline is Sept. 16.

    For more information or to register: contact Ann Albright, (850) 432-7601 or albrightn@usa.redcross.org
     

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