If you want to learn how to protect yourself from wilderness hazards and do first aid outdoors, these courses are for you. We use vivid slides and an interactive teaching style to introduce the concepts, then train you to do the skills and improvise care with whatever you carry for your outdoor trips. National certification is valid for 2 years (though the SF Bay Area Chapter of the Sierra Club still only requires leaders to recertify every 3 years). Topics include:
Saturday May 19, 2018: 8:00 - 5,
2530 San Pablo Ave. Suite #1, Berkeley CA
2 options: Basic Wilderness First Aid (Saturday only)
OR Wilderness First Aid (Saturday 8:00 - 5 and Sunday, 9 - 5)
These courses are sponsored by the Activities Committee of the Sierra Club (S.F. Bay Chapter), and meet the first aid requirements for Sierra Club outings leaders. Those who do Saturday only will be certified in Basic wilderness First Aid. Those who do both days will learn more advanced skills, do role-playing scenarios, and be certified in Wilderness First Aid. Non-members can register if we have space, though they will not be eligible for the Sierra Club discount, OR they can join the Sierra Club and then register as members.
for Sierra Club members (who are not SF Bay Chapter outings leaders) and non-members
Email the instructor, Steve Donelan, to make a reservation: firstname.lastname@example.org. Include your Sierra Club membership number (if you're a member) and whether you are registering for Saturday only or Saturday and Sunday. Be prepared to pay the course fee to the instructor in class, which includes a copy of Steve's comprehensive textbook, Wilderness Emergency Care, and national certification from the American Safety & Health Institute, valid 2 years. Cost (to Sierra Club members): $50 for the one-day class or $80 for the two-day class. For non-members, cost is $60 for Saturday only, $100 for Saturday and Sunday. If you already have the current edition of the book (200 pages) deduct $15.
for SF Bay Chapter current outings leaders
Contact Zephyr O'Meara, Email: email@example.com; Phone: (510) 848-0800, ext. 315.
To register as an outings leader, you must mail Zephyr a $30 deposit check payable to "Sierra Club SF Bay Chapter" This check will be returned to you in class if you show up, but cashed if you do not show up. The chapter now pays for both the Saturday and the Sunday class, even if a leader's section only requires the one-day class.
Sunday class session for free
Graduates of Steve's 2-day WFA class may participate in future Sunday classes for the SF Bay Chapter of the Sierra Club at no cost, so long as their WFA certifications are current. Just email him in advance, and include the date when you did the class.
Sierra Club Basic Wilderness
First Aid: Palo Alto
To be scheduled
Registration:Email Bruce Rienzo (firstname.lastname@example.org) AND Steve Donelan (email@example.com) to register and get the schedule and instructions.
Location: Loma Prieta Chapter headquarters, 3921 East Bayshore Road, Palo Alto
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