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The Catskill Conservation Corps Offers Wilderness First Aid/ CPR Certification

  • Frost Valley YMCA 2000 Frost Valley Road Claryville, NY 12725 United States (map)

The Catskill Conservation Corps Offers Wilderness First Aid/ CPR Certification 

When: Saturday – Sunday February, 27th & 28th 2016 From 8 to 5:30

Where: Frost Valley YMCA, Victoria Hall, 2000 Frost Valley Road Claryville, NY 12725 - GPS Coordinates: N 41° 59′ 13′′ W -074° 30′ 16′′ -

Contact: Will Soter, Assistant Director of Catskill Conservation Corps,; 518-628-4243

The Conservation Corps Invites Volunteers serving throughout the Catskill Forest Preserve to attend: Wilderness First-Aid & CPR Training and Certification ,scheduled for Saturday, & Sunday February 27th, 28th, at Victoria Hall on the Frost Valley YMCA campus, in Clarryville, NY . The workshop will be led by Matt Kane. Matt is a NY State licensed guide, and certified SOLO instructor, he also serves on the Cold Spring fire department trail rescue team. SOLO’s Wilderness First Aid (WFA) course creates a solid foundation in the basics of backcountry medical care. Started as the “Mountain/Woods First Aid” course in 1975, this was the first course of its kind in the United States, and it is the curriculum upon which all other backcountry medicine courses are based.

• Introduction

• Anatomy of a Wilderness Crisis

• Anatomy of the Musculoskeletal System

• Asthma

• Backcountry Essentials

• Cold-Related Injuries

• Environmental Emergencies & Survival Skills (including lightning)

• Heat-Related Injuries

• Medical Emergencies & Critical Care

• Orthopedics

• Patient Assessment System

• Patient Lifting & Moving

• Principles of Fracture Care

• Rescue Plan

• Response & Assessment

• Soft Tissue Injuries & Medical Emergencies

• Spinal Cord Injury Management

• Sprains & Strains

• Techniques

• The Human Animal

• Trauma-Musculoskeletal Injuries

• Trauma-Soft Tissue Injuries

• Universal Precautions

• Use of Epinephrine

• What is Wilderness First Aid?

Demonstrations, discussions, and hands-on exercises will help you understand how to assess, treat, and manage wilderness emergencies. This course is great for backcountry volunteers, Hike leaders, scout leaders, and anyone else who enjoy spending time in the wilderness.

More dates for 5 additional classes will be announced shortly (There will be classes held throughout the region), classes will fill up quick so act fast. This workshop will be held at Frost Valley YMCA, the course will be free to members of groups who hold a Volunteer Stewardship Agreement with the DEC courtesy of the Catskill Conservation Corps, and the course is also open to the general public for a nominal discounted fee. For more information please email 

The workshop will be held rain or shine.

The Catskill Conservation Corps (CCC) is a partnership between the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation and the New York-New Jersey Trail Conference, whose volunteers maintain a network of more than 2,000 miles of trails, including more than 200 miles in the Catskills. The CCC aims to increase and support volunteer contributions on projects that protect natural resources and enhance outdoor recreation opportunities in the Catskill Mountains.

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