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Wilderness first aid course to be offered

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Learn how to be prepared in the wild and become Wilderness First Aid certified on Nov. 1 and 2, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency building in the Aspen Room.

The Tahoe Rim Trail Association is hosting a two-day WFA course taught by the Wilderness Medicine Institute of NOLS.

This course will provide people with a foundation of important first aid concepts critical to responding effectively to emergencies in a remote backcountry environment.

The WFA course will help participants prepare for the unexpected. This fast-paced, hands-on training is designed to meet the needs of trip leaders, camp staff, outdoor enthusiasts and people working in remote locations.

It will introduce caring for people who become ill or injured far from definitive medical care. Classroom lectures and demonstrations are combined with realistic scenarios with mock patients. At the end of the course, participants will have the knowledge, skills and ability to make sound decisions.

Learning takes place both in the classroom and in outdoor settings, regardless of weather conditions. Come prepared for wet, muddy, cold or hot environments.

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No previous first aid training is required. Participants must be 16 years old to attend this course.

Successful course completion earns participants a WMI Wilderness First Aid certification. This certification is current for two years.

For information, contact the Tahoe Rim Trail Association at info@tahoerimtrail.org or 775-298-4485, or visit http://www.tahoerimtrail.org.