Lifeguard Ambulance Service Presents Wilderness First Aid For Beginners

Friday, October 04, 2013

Lifeguard Ambulance Service will offer Wilderness First Aid for Beginners on Saturday, Oct. 19, from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at Enterprise South Nature Park Visitor Center.

Admission is free to the first 40 people who register, and there will be an optional box lunch package available upon request.

This program is designed for the outdoor enthusiast, walkers, bikers, hikers  etc. who would like to have a basic knowledge of outdoor emergency preparedness. Students aged ten-13 may attend if accompanied by an adult. The topics covered will include basic CPR for the lay person, field splinting, creating a 72-hour emergency pack for the wilderness, dressing for the weather and preventing hypothermia and  basic c-spine procedures. At the conclusion of the courses participants will participate in a mock demonstration inside the park lead by Lifeguard Ambulance Service trained staff members. Certificates of participation will be given at the conclusion of the program.

Those wishing to participate in this program need to contact Mark Melville by email at mark.melville@lifeguardambulance.com by Thursday, Oct. 17. For more information regarding the program, call 842-6748. The event is sponsored by the Hamilton County Park and Recreation Department. 


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