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Backcountry Emergencies Presentation 101 (6/13/2019)

PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED: Once you've reviewed the event details, and decided you'd like to join us, you MUST sign up at the bottom of this page.For some events a payment may be required. Payment is not made directly to COC - please review event details fully for information about if and how you will be required to make payment.

You are STRONGLY encouraged to read this page in its entirety before signing up. If you'd like to attend, we ask that you abide by our rules and procedures as a time/cost saving process (with an end result of keeping membership free and lower cost events).

The Basics:
Event Type:Learn
Event Location: MEC 830 10th Avenue SW
Date(s) & Time:Thu, Jun 13 2019  6:25 PM
Registration Cut Off: Thu, Jun 13 2019 4:00:00 PM
Event Duration:~2.25 hours
Difficulty Rating:D1: Easy
Event Coordinator(s): Grant P
JJ (Julie)
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Member Cost:$18.00/Person (See Detailed Cost Info Below)

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 18 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:24
Maximum No. Guests:0
Minimum Group Size:15
Maximum No. Guests Per Member:0
Number Registered So Far: 20 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No


PLEASE NOTE: Priority will be given to ACTIVE VOLUNTEERS and PREMIER members. Regular members will be added if space permits. Unfortunately regular members may also get moved back to the wait list if a priority sign up fills the list. This will be at the coordinators discretion and apologies are offered in advance.

The COC Training Program

The objectives of the Calgary Outdoor Club Training Program are to:
   a) provide educational sessions to members;
   b) raise awareness about different aspects of the outdoors   
   c) increase the members' safety while enjoying their activities in the mountains    and
   d) provide everyone the opportunity to ask pertinent questions.


This is what the presentation will offer:
* Gain an understanding of the different considerations in planning adventures.
* Learn the steps to deal with unexpected emergencies when help is more than 10 minutes away.
* Discuss the importance of carrying essential items of equipment to enable stabilization of a situation until help arrives.

The presentation will look at various options to provide:
1.Emergency food for energy
2. Clean & safe water
3. Communication options
4. Shelter and Fire starting
5. First Aid Hazards and the importance of avoiding further issues.

This seminar will be hands on and so there are only 24 spots available.

Rocky Mountain Adventure Medicine is putting on the seminar for us. Rocky Mountain Adventure Medicine (RMAM) is a “Leader in Safety Solutions”. With a broad range of experience working in the educational arena for 18 years, they offer professional programs that are tailored to address the specific yet varied need of their clients.

Dave Watt, who is the owner and CEO of Rocky Mountain Adventure Medicine, will be the instructor. His qualifications are too long to list here but include: B Ed, EMT –P Alberta, Paramedic –registered in the Province of Alberta since 1990, Wilderness First Aid Instructor since 1990, Canadian Red Cross First Aid Instructor, Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada Instructor, Founding President of Foothills Search and Rescue Society, Alberta 1992-1995, Climber; Skier; Mountaineer; Kayaker; Runner.

Please only register for this event if you are serious about attending. Unreasonable last minute cancellations (2 hours or less prior to event) and no shows preventing others from attending the event will be recorded. If you are in the habit of cancelling last minute pls do not sign up. Thank you for your consideration for other COC members.

Required Items to Bring:
-Correct change for presentation.
Coordinators may not have any change.
Recommended Items to Bring:
Use our Event Checklists to make sure you have everything you need.

-Note pad/pen for taking notes.

How to Get There:
Event Directions:Details will be emailed to participants.
No drop ins allowed.

Regular members can become eligible to attend by upgrading to Premier member status. You may contact Grant P for further info on how to make the upgrade.
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Cost & Payment:
Member Cost:$18.00/Person
Cost Includes:$18 for regular members (includes event fee)
$11 for volunteers and Premier members
Make a Payment:$3.00 Event Fee (if applicable) to be paid to your event coordinator. Activity fee, if applicable, (i.e. court fee, bowling fee, camping fee, etc.) to be paid as instructed by your event coordinator.

Cancellation/Partial Attendance:
Please review our Cancellation Policy carefully!
*Note: Please do not cancel within two hours of the event.
No shows and late cancellations will be recorded on a members record.