- Estimated Cost: $130
- Deposit: $130
- Max Trip Size: 12 people
If you are on a trip far from help and a friend is injured or sick, what do you do? How do you decide whether they are fine, what help they need, whether you need to get them out or take care of them while someone goes for help?
Wilderness First Aid is defined as first aid in situations an hour or more from assistance. This is a 16-hour class that teaches about common injuries and illnesses in a wilderness situation, which may require you to do much more than call 911 and care for the person until the ambulance arrives in 5 minutes.
Tom O’Neal, the instructor, is a longtime wilderness first responder, who has taught a wide range of first responders. He is involved with ski patrol and bike patrol at events like the Twin Cities Marathon, City of Lakes Loppet, and also is a Scoutmaster and volunteer.
This is a 16-hour class on Saturday and Sunday, which will be taught at Tom’s office building in downtown Minneapolis. Participants will receive a certificate and Rover members are eligible for reimbursement of $50 for completing the class.