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Outdoor Program to Offer Wilderness First Responder Course Dec. 12-21

December 4, 2009 — Training to acquire the skills and confidence required for outdoor emergencies will be offered through the University of Wyoming Outdoor Program during a course Saturday, Dec. 12, to Monday, Dec. 21.

The Wilderness First Responder Course will run from 8 a.m.-5 p.m., and is limited to 30 participants. Tuition, books, certifications and equipment cost $560 for UW students and $600 for non-students.

For half of the course, students will participate in realistic outdoor emergencies, including a full-scale night mock rescue. The remainder of the course is in-class training, including adult/child CPR certification.

The goal is to provide outdoor enthusiasts with the capability to handle and assess a number of situational crises in practical ways.

"This course is the gold standard of certifications for outdoor educators and serious recreationalists," says Dan McCoy, Outdoor Program director.

"This course is designed specifically to provide you with the tools to make critical medical and evacuation decisions in remote locations," says the National Outdoor Leadership School Web site.

For more information call the Outdoor Program at (307) 766-2402.

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