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Wilderness First Aid Class

Date: Aug. 27 - 28, 2011
Location: San Francisco, CA
Event Director: - 541.401.7595
Type: Learn how to be safe in the woods and how to respond in an emergency -- 16 hours of expert-level instruction (Preregistration is mandatory)

Please note that preregistration is required, and that fees apply.

We want our club members to be safe in the woods, and know how to respond in an emergency, so we are offering a special Wilderness First Aid training course with Foster Calm ( on the weekend of August 27–28, at a special discounted rate to members.

The site will be the multi-purpose building in Parque Ninos Unidos (,or.r_gc.r_pw.&biw=1149&bih=840&um=1&ie=UTF-8&q=Parque+Ninos+Park&fb=1&gl=us&hq=Parque+Ninos+Park&hnear=0x808fb07b9dba1c39:0xe1ff55235f576cf,Palo+Alto,+CA&cid=10505503670680829771), at the corner of 23rd St and Treat St in San Francisco (there's a map here). The days be August 27/28 (Sat/Sun), with 8 hours of class each day.

The rates are now set at $125 for club members and $160 for non-members. Please make sure your membership is up to date before you register.

Preregistration is mandatory. Bobbie Foster plans to mail study packets to all students a couple weeks in advance of the event. To guarantee getting one of these packets mailed to you, you'll need to register with me by the end of July. [Ed.: That deadline might have been extended.]

The first step for registration is to email , confirming your intention to attend. In that email, please include your (paper) mailing address. After you contact me, I'll confirm that we have room in the class for you, and how you will be paying.

Here's the class description provided by Foster Calm (

In addition to a half day of outdoor scenario practice of first aid and leadership skills, this class focuses on practicing skills and covering: patient assessment, shock and bleeding, head and spinal injuries, wounds, musculoskeletal injuries, heat and cold illnesses, and much more. Gain some good tools and knowledge to handle a wilderness first-aid emergency. Successful completion of class includes a Wilderness First Aid certificate.

Update August 2, 2011: The class is basically full. Spots may still open up due to cancellations. Contact me to be placed on the wait list.