Red Cross classes in Wilderness and Remote First Aid

Saint Joseph's College will offer a two-day Red Cross course on Jan. 14 and 15 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 Saturday, Jan. 14, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday, Jan. 15, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., at the Harold Alfond Center on the Standish campus.

Participants will receive a handbook, reference pocket guide, a Wilderness and Remote First Aid certification, and a CPR for the Professional Rescuer certification. Both certifications are valid for two years. Participants must be at least 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.

December 30, 2011
Contact: Charmaine Daniels at (207) 893-7723 or e-mail cdaniels@sjcme.edu