The Newspaper of the San Francisco Bay Chapter
March - April 2006
Wilderness First Aid class - especially for members and leaders (with two-day option)
Sat. - Sun., May 6 - 7, 8:30 to 5, Chapter Office, 2530 San Pablo Avenue in Berkeley. Optional second day on the following Sunday.
Come to a special all-day class in Wilderness First Aid sponsored by the Sierra Club Bay Chapter Activities Committee. It satisfies the first-aid requirements for most outing leaders (confirm requirements with your section/group officers). The Chapter pays the class fee for the first day for leaders, and other members get a substantial discount from the usual cost.
Instructor Steve Donelan trains you with vivid slides, an interactive teaching style, and creative skills practice. You'll learn how to improvise with whatever you carry on your outdoor trips or find on the scene. Topics include hypothermia and frostbite, altitude, heat illness, sunburn, lightning, hazardous animals and plants, bites and stings, water disinfection, assessing and treating injuries, wilderness medical emergencies, and first-aid kits.
Students now have two options:
Registration for leaders
If you are a current trip leader in any Bay Chapter activity section or regional group (that is, on the list of current leaders provided by your section or group to the Chapter Activities Committee), you should register by the Tuesday preceding the course by contacting Joanne Drabek at (510) 848-0800, ext. 315, or email wfa -at- sfbaysc.org
Then mail a $30 deposit check (made out to the "Sierra Club SF Bay Chapter") to:
This check will be returned in class; it will be cashed if you don't show up. Include your mailing address, e-mail, phone number, and which section you are a leader in. Indicate if you are attending the Sunday class; you will pay the $30 for the second day at the class.
People who are not current leaders can register by contacting the instructor by email at: donelan -at- mindspring.com
People without e-mail may write him at:
If the class fills, Sierra Club members get preference over non-members; include your membership number. Be prepared to pay the $50 fee (which includes the instructor's comprehensive textbook) in class.
Indicate if you are attending the Sunday class; you will pay the $30 for the second day at the class.
Second day only
People who have taken Steve Donelan's one-day class in the last three years can also sign up, for the second day only, for $30: and those who have taken Steve's two-day class can repeat the second day for free. To come to the second day only, please pre-register with Steve at the addresses in the preceding paragraph.
Steve teaches the same one-day course at Piedmont Adult School; the next scheduled dates is Sat., May 20. For information, call (510)594-2717. Register at www.piedmontadultschool.org or by fax at (510) 595-8173. Give your name, address, phone number, and credit-card number; and the course name and date. Cost is $65 (not including the textbook).
For more information about Steve's courses see: www.wildernessemergencycare.com
See also the announcement of the Wilderness First Responder class.
© 2006 San Francisco Sierra Club Yodeler
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