Wilderness First Aid Certification Course

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A wilderness first aid certification course will take place from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., May 2 and 3 at the Payson Fire Department.

An American Red Cross wilderness first aid certification course is planned from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday and Sunday, May 2 and 3 at the Payson Fire Department.

This program is being offered due to an overwhelming response when offered earlier this year.

This comprehensive, two-day course is designed to teach participants and outdoor enthusiasts the skills needed to survive in an emergency medical situation until help is available, such as mountaineering, first aid administration in the wilderness, help signals and dealing with weather conditions. Upon successful completion of the 16-hour, two-day class, including a written test and skill segments, participants will receive a Wilderness First Aid certification, valid for three years.

Prerequisites: CPR certification is not required, although it is highly recommended (and current knowledge of skills will be assumed); participants must be at least 15 years old by the second day of class. Register now through April 30.

Due to a grant from the Red Cross, the course fee has been reduced to $25. Space is limited, so register today. Call Parks and Recreation with questions, (928) 474-5242, ext. 7.

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