WCU online course to address wilderness survival

Western Carolina University is offering an online course beginning June 1 on topics related to surviving accidents and dangerous encounters in the wilderness.

The 10-hour course “Wilderness and Disaster Emergencies” will cover topics such as animal dangers, environmental dangers, natural and man-made disasters, and other miscellaneous survival information. This course is designed to benefit volunteer emergency service personnel, hiking clubs, scout groups and anyone else who spends time in the woods.

Instructor David E. Bradley has more than 20 years of experience in teaching survival and physical training subjects to civilian and military groups.

Course fee is $49. To register, visit learn.wcu.edu and click on “conferences and community classes.” 828.227.7397.

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