Wilderness first aid class prepares you for emergencies
By Brooke Littlefield, Assistant Recreation Supervisor
The COVID-19 pandemic has led many College Station residents to head outside to enjoy our beautiful parks. If you’re like me, you also enjoy visiting nearby campgrounds or participating in other outdoor recreational activities.
But dangers lurk in the great outdoors, too, which is why you should always be prepared for any possible emergency.
That’s where the Parks & Recreation Department’s Wilderness & Remote First Aid Certification course comes in. The program’s purpose is to provide you with the first aid skills to adequately respond to emergencies and provide care in remote areas where emergency medical services aren’t readily available. These skills can also be invaluable in urban disasters such as hurricanes and tornadoes.
The course is based on the Boy Scouts of America Wilderness First Aid Curriculum and Doctrine Guidelines and aligns with OSHA’s Best Practices for Workplace First Aid Training programs. When to complete the class, you’ll receive a digital certificate that’s valid for two years.
The two-day course will be Oct. 24-25 from 9 a.m-5 p.m. at Lick Creek Nature Center. Participants must be at least 14 years of age and must have a current adult CPR/AED certification. Registration ends Friday, Oct. 23, and the cost is $150.
About the Blogger
Brooke Littlefield is in her second year as an assistant recreation supervisor. A College Station native, she earned a bachelor’s degree in anthropology from Texas A&M in 2017.
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