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Red Cross of Chattanooga Offers New Wilderness First Aid Class

The Greater Chattanooga Area American Red Cross announced the launch of its new Wilderness and Remote First Aid course, which is designed for outdoor enthusiasts, scouts and people who work in remote wilderness environments.
“Our new Wilderness and Remote First Aid course fills a real need in our community,” said Barbara Alexander, executive director of the Greater Chattanooga Area Red Cross. “We all know immediate care can help save lives and prevent serious injuries. With all the outdoor activities in this area this course is a great way to help protect people who spend time outdoors for work or play.”
When & Where:
The first course will be held Tuesday, May 18 and Thursday, May 20 from 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm at the Chapter, 801 McCallie Ave., Chattanooga, TN, with an offsite session held on Saturday, May 22nd from 8:00 am – 5:00 pm.
The Red Cross Wilderness Class will be offered again on Saturday, June 26 and Sunday, June 27 from 8:00 am – 5:00 pm.
$120.00 per person.
Course participants must be at least 14 years of age and possess current certification in adult CPR/AED prior to the course.
The new 16-hour Wilderness and Remote First Aid course gives people the skills needed to respond to an emergency when help may be delayed. The course also offers enhanced content and topics to meet OSHA’s Best Practices for Workplace First Aid Training Programs–particularly important for occupational environments that are impacted by federal regulations.
The course is based on the Boy Scouts of America Wilderness First Aid Curriculum and Doctrine Guidelines and has been reviewed and/or supported by the American Camp Association, American Canoe Association, National Recreation and Park Association, and JCC Association.
“Portions of the course are designed to be taught outdoors to ensure participants are prepared to respond in those settings. We also can offer this course to organizations and tailor it to their needs,” said Alexander.
For more information and to register contact the Greater Chattanooga Area American Red Cross at 423.265.3455. and click on the Health + Safety Classes tab.
About the American Red Cross:
The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; teaches lifesaving skills; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a charitable organization — not a government agency — and depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission.

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