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SA Section: AAC Wilderness First Aid Class

Posted on: February 10th, 2011 by Southern Appalachian Section

When: Mar 12, 2011

Are you prepared to deal with a medical emergency in a remote climbing area? Could you provide appropriate care for an injured rope mate in the event of a climbing accident? When did you last refresh your first aid skills?

The AAC Southern Appalachian Section is offering its members a unique opportunity to acquire Red Cross Wilderness and Remote First Aid certification through a class designed for climbers, taught by a climber.

WRFA is a basic class in back country emergency response. The 16 hour course will be tailored by the instructor, AMGA certified AAC member Danny McCracken, to the specifics of the remote climbing environment – far from EMS services. Successful completion of the course results in two year certification. The class will cover assessment and urgent first aid techniques. It is appropriate for anyone regardless of experience level.

CPR certification is required for class completion. You may attend the class without CPR certification but may not receive WRFA certification until the CPR requirement is met. Contact Danny for information on how to meet this requirement.

The fee for the class and all class materials will be $60 for AAC members and $125 for non-members. Funds remaining after expenses have been covered will be donated to the American Alpine Club.

The class will be taught at Umstead State Park, Raleigh, NC. The park has camping sites available. Out of town attendees should go to the NC State Parks web site to reserve a site. Hotel information is also available from Danny.

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