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PEEC Brings Wilderness First Aid Course To Los Alamos Nature Center Nov. 4-5

on October 23, 2017 - 8:56am
SOLO’s two-day WFA courses teach participants to care for someone in need of first aid while in the backcountry. Courtesy photo
 
PEEC News:
 
Pajarito Environmental Education Center (PEEC) is hosting a SOLO Wilderness First Aid (WFA) Course at the Los Alamos Nature in early November.
 
The WFA class meets 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 4-5. Registration is open; visit or call the Los Alamos Nature Center 505.662.0460 to sign up. WFA certification is good for two years.
 
This intensive, two-day SOLO Wilderness First Aid (WFA) course will cover the basics of how to help someone in need of first aid. It will teach participants what to do in a variety of scenarios and accidents. This is a great opportunity for outdoor enthusiasts, trip leaders, or people who spend time in remote, rural, or disaster-prone areas.
 
 
SOLO Instructor Jeff DeBellis has spent more than ten years living and teaching in remote and rural locations. He has led somewhere between 500 and 1,000 trips throughout the desert Southwest, Rocky Mountains, Appalachian Mountains, Central America, and Haiti. In addition to teaching for SOLO, he works as a geographer at The University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center. He is also a regular contributor to the Wilderness Medicine Newsletter and a variety of other publications.
 
This course is $240 per person, and PEEC members will save $40 per person. The course fee includes two eight-hour days of instruction/practice/scenarios, a textbook, WFA certification good for 2 years, and a catered lunch on Saturday. Participants will need to bring their own sack lunch on Sunday. Participants will be emailed a list of supplies to bring.
 
To attend this course, participants must register in advance. To register and for more information about this and other PEEC programs, visit www.peecnature.org, email adventure@peecnature.org, or call 505.662.0460.

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