Lebanon schedules first aid course

July 10, 2018 by  

A course in Wilderness First Aid has been devised by the City of Lebanon, and registration is now open for the event.

The Wilderness First Aid course is 16 hours in length, and will be held at Miller Ecological Park. The event is aimed at anyone who spends time outside, whether they’re hiking for fun, doing a lengthy trip, or leading a troop.

The popular Wilderness First Aid (WFA) course gives participants a solid grounding in the basics of medical care in the back country. The course began in 1975 as the ‘Mountain/Woods First Aid’ course, which was the first in the country of its kind. Those early classes have become the curriculum that is now used to design all similar courses.

The two-day course is centered on basic skills such as medical emergencies, soft tissue injuries, survival skills, environmental emergencies, musculoskeletal injuries, and response and assessment. Participants should bring the gear they would normally take if they were camping overnight, such as a sleeping bag and pad, some sort of tie, and trekking poles if they use them. They should also plan to remain outside no matter what the weather is like.

Since the size of the class is limited, interested parties are urged to register as soon as possible. The cost for the 16 hours is $175 and the form is on the city’s website.

Organizers of this type of event often use flyer printing to provide necessary information to participants.