American Alpine Club to host Wilderness First Aid Certification course 4/19-4/20

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 American Alpine Club is offering its members a unique opportunity to acquire Red Cross Wilderness & Remote First Aid certification through a class designed for climbers, taught by a climber. WFA is a basic class in backcountry emergency response. The 16-hour course will be tailored by the instructor, AAC member Danny McCracken, to the specifics of the remote climbing environment—far from EMS services.

The class will cover assessment and urgent first aid techniques. It is appropriate for anyone regardless of experience level. Successful completion of the course results in two-year certification. A CPR prerequisite is required to get the certification. You may take the class without having taken CPR but cannot receive the American Red Cross certification.

When: Saturday-Sunday, April 19-20 from 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. (coffee provided)

Where: The Crash Pad in Chattanooga, TN

Tuition: $78-AAC Members  /  $178 Non-Members

There is a 10% discount for lodging at The Crash Pad for anyone taking the class.

You can make reservations for lodging at the Crash Pad by calling them at 423-648- 8393. Don’t forget to mention you will be taking the WFA Class.

Contact Danny McCracken to register: Danny.McCracken@gmail.com

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