Red Cross classes in Wilderness and Remote First Aid

Saint Joseph's College will offer a two-day Red Cross course on Sept. 23 and 24 that is ideal for those in outdoor activities or overnight trips where help is more than one hour away. The two-day course will provide a foundation of first aid principles and skills for responding to emergencies and situations where immediate emergency medical services are unavailable, such as wilderness and remote environments or urban disasters such as earthquakes and hurricanes. The two-day course will run Friday, Sept. 23, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Saturday, Sept. 24, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., at the Harold Alfond Center on the Standish campus.

Participants will receive a handbook and reference pocket guide. The Wilderness and Remote First Aid certification is valid for two years. Participants must have current adult CPR/AED certifications and be 14 years old on or before the last session of the course. The cost is $110 for the full certification class and $100 for recertification.

If a class is needed on a different day, Saint Joseph's can create a class at another time if there are four interested people. Call 893-6615 or e-mail rdaigle@sjcme.edu to register or for more information. To learn about other Red Cross classes on campus, go to www.sjcme.edu/alfond/redcross.

September 6, 2011
Contact: Charmaine Daniels at (207) 893-7723 or e-mail cdaniels@sjcme.edu