2012-05-25 Wilderness First Aid


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Course Name: Wilderness First Aid


The Red Cross basic level of Wilderness & Remote First Aid & CPR is for individuals who recreate or live in isolated or wilderness settings and need to respond to emergencies when advanced care is not immediately available. The course covers material in Red Cross Standard First Aid & CPR plus special material on techniques for wilderness and remote areas as well as offers strategies to provide extended care for up to 24 hours.

See http://www.redcross.ca/cmslib/general/factsheet_crc_wrfa_2011.pdf

Offered To:

All interested persons - search and rescue workers, government workers, and members of the public.

Registrations from search and rescue workers from any SAR Alberta member organization are given priority.


Claus Burchert, Canadian Red Cross

Place: Pincher Creek.


3 days. Friday-Sunday, May 25-27, 2012.

See detail of times and places on the web page http://pcsar.dyndns.org:8080/mediawiki/index.php/2012-05-25_Wilderness_First_Aid


None. (The course includes Standard First Aid content.)


This course is funded by an Alberta Government grant, with additional costs being underwritten by PCSAR.

Seating is limited. Students who register but do not attend or do not complete the course restrict participation and funding for other students who would have completed the course. A $50 deposit is required to hold a seat. The deposit will be refunded if the student completes the course.

Deposits made out to "Pincher Creek Search and Rescue" may be:

mailed to:

Training Coordinator
Pincher Creek Search and Rescue
Box 1251
Pincher Creek, Ab
T0K 1W0

or hand delivered cheques to Brett Wuth (403 627-2460).

The student is responsible for travel, and accommodation. Lunches will be provided. (Partial mileage may be paid assuming a reasonable level of car-pooling.)

If you're planning on staying in Pincher Creek for the course (e.g. not commuting back to Lethbridge), there are a number of hotels, motels, and bed and breakfast options.


If you would like to be billeted by one of our members, contact the course coordinator. (No promises.)

To Register:

Contact Brett Wuth, wuth@acm.org, 403 627-2460 and provide your name, e-mail address and phone number. Or add your information here: http://pcsar.dyndns.org:8080/mediawiki/index.php/2012-05-25_Wilderness_First_Aid#Participants

Follow up with the deposit.

For more information:

visit http://pcsar.dyndns.org:8080/mediawiki/index.php/2012-05-25_Wilderness_First_Aid

Registrations and deposits must be received by May 18.

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  • Fri May 25, 2012, 18:00 hrs to 22:00 hrs, MD Meeting room
  • Sat May 26, 2012, 08:30 hrs to 17:00 Hrs, MD Meeting room
  • Sun May 27, 2012, 08:30 Hrs to 16:30 Hrs, Beavais Lake

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max class size: 12

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  • Friday
    • pick up key
    • pick up drinks, coffee
    • pick up coffee machine
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  • Saturday bring
    • spineboard
  • Sunday bring
    • 2 helmets
    • FRS
    • rescue stretcher and extras
    • basket stretcher
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