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Adventure traveler essential: wilderness first aid course, this weekend in L.A.


Not all of L.A.'s Red Cross chapters are offering the course, which is new this year, so this is a great opportunity to get the training that could be hugely useful for any unexpected situations planet earth throws your way. P: A. Colombo.

Have an adventure planned for the summer? Perhaps trekking through a spidery jungle, paddling down a remote river or maybe toughing out some unforgiving desert heat? If you’re headed to a locale that looks anything like the set of "Where the Wild Things Are," to a place where emergency help would be delayed, consider the new Wilderness and Remote First Aid Course program from the Red Cross. It will be offered this coming weekend in the Long Beach area of Los Angeles. Topics include head and spinal injuries, hypothermia, allergies, bone injuries, wound infection, heat-related emergencies, burns and more.

Wilderness and Remote First Aid Course
American Red Cross, Greater Long Beach Chapter
June 26-27, 2010, 8am to 5pm
Progress Park, 15500 Downey Ave., Paramount, CA 90723
$80 per person
Must be 14 and be CPR certified

Can’t make it this weekend? Visit for course materials. There are also some good ideas from Seattle’s Mountaineering Examiner in Wilderness first aid – essential education for the outdoors (March 13, 2010).


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