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Lake Tahoe wilderness first aid course set for this weekend

Staff report

STATELINE, Nev. — The Tahoe Rim Trail Association is hosting a two-day Wilderness First Aid course this weekend, taught by the Wilderness Medicine Institute of NOLS.

This course will teach important first aid concepts critical to responding effectively to emergencies in a remote backcountry environment, according to TRTA. 

“This fast paced, hands-on training is designed to meet the needs of trip leaders, camp staff, outdoor enthusiasts and individuals working in remote locations,” officials said in a press release. “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 where mock patients will challenge you to integrate your learning.”

No previous first aid training is required, according to TRTA, and participants must be 16 years old to attend.

Successful course completion earns participants a WMI Wilderness First Aid certification, which remains current for two years.

The event takes place from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at the TRPA Aspen Room at 128 Market St. in Stateline.

Visit tahoerimtrail.org  to register.


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