Our Wilderness First Aid class is being offered again, and the time couldn’t be better. With all of the outdoor spaces to explore here in Southern Nevada, being prepared for an emergency when you’re far from help is critical. No one wants the feeling of helplessness that occurs when something happens and there is no one else to turn to.
The course provides individuals with a foundation of first aid principles and skills to be able to respond to emergencies and give care in geographical areas that do not have immediate emergency medical services (EMS) response. This includes wilderness and remote environments, but could also include compromised urban disaster areas, such as earthquakes and hurricanes.
People who hike or ride in our desert region take a great deal away from this class. It’s easy to see where the skills taught would be most helpful in case of an emergency.
The class is 2 days in length and is held on two consecutive Saturdays – Sept. 15 and Sept. 22. Training on both days will be from 9am to 5pm at the Chapter Headquarters. Cost is $110, and you must register at least 24 hours prior to the beginning of the first class by calling 1-800-RedCross, or going to redcross.org.
Participants must posses current adult CPR/AED certification (or equivalent) and be at least 14 years of age on or before the last scheduled session of the course. Prerequisistes will be verified by the insturctor at the start of the course and are required for student participation in this course.
For more information about the course, go here.