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Wednesday, 16 March 2011 19:43

Know what to do in a wilderness emergency?

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A Wilderness First Aid course will be held at Medwest Health & Fitness Center in Haywood County from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. March 26 and 27.

Learn how to respond to a variety of emergencies in remote locations such as hypothermia, wounds, infection prevention, altitude-related illnesses, burns, neck and spinal injuries and other topics. It is a recommended course for all outdoor enthusiasts such as fisherman, game hunters, climbers and hikers and persons whose occupations require frequent exposure to the remote outdoors.

All participants must possess up-to-date Basic CPR certification in order to enroll in Wilderness First Aid.

Cost is $120 per person. 828.452.8056.

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