Thursday, December 30, 2010

Wilderness First Responder Course

Do you know how to respond to backcountry emergency situations? The Great Smoky Mountains Institute at Tremont will be offering a week-long course next month for anyone interested in wilderness travel or in emergency medical training.

The course offers hands-on training for dealing with bites, burns and other injuries. It will also teach participants how to manage conditions brought about from extreme temperatures and other outdoor emergencies.

Instructors from Roane State Community College will be leading the program. The program will take place from Sunday evening, January 16, to the following Sunday afternoon, January 23. You should note that all participants are required to have completed Professional Level CPR before attending, or CPR for the Healthcare Provider.

Interestingly, participants are also required to bring 2 sets of clothing that can be destroyed in scenario training.

The cost is $795, and includes meals, lodging, and instruction. Advance registration required.

Great Smoky Mountains Institute at Tremont is an educational partner of Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Tremont is a non-profit environmental education center that provides programs that celebrate ecological and cultural diversity, foster stewardship, and nurture appreciation of Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

For additional information on the course, please click here.


Jeff
HikingintheSmokys.com

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