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LEARN: First Aid - Wilderness Remote Responder (10/2/2020)

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 inexpensive).

The Basics:
Event Type:Learn
Event Location: Canmore
Date(s) & Time:Fri, Oct 2 2020  6:00 PM
Registration Cut Off: Wed, Apr 1 2020 4:00:00 PM
Event Duration:20 hours
Difficulty Rating:D2: Easy to Moderate
Event Coordinator(s): Grant P
You must be logged in to get the Event Coordinator contact information.

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 13 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:4
Maximum No. Guests:0
Minimum Group Size:4
Maximum No. Guests Per Member:0
Number Registered So Far: 1 (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.


It's always somewhat reassuring to know someone in your party has had some first aid training, and the club wants to give our coordinators a chance to increase or refresh their first aid skills. The focus of this course is oriented to people who work or play in the back country and includes some aspects that regular first aid courses do not.
It is an AB OH&S accredited course, with a standard first aid equivalency, and a real world practical course.
You will sign up to a wait list for vetting. Priority will be given to more active volunteers followed by less active volunteers. Premier members will then be offered the chance to join the event. As we get closer to the event, regular members will have the opportunity to fill remaining spots.
Once the coordinator contacts you, you must email transfer the payment to the coordinator before your place on the course will be confirmed and you get moved from the wait list to the attending list.

Remote Responder Program is a 20 hour Wilderness First Aid program consisting of 1 evening followed by two full days in a combination of classroom and outdoor settings. This course is intended for the first aider who has delayed access to emergency resources in order to prepare them to manage emergencies in remote wilderness locations. It is a great introduction to wilderness first aid and is suitable for those who recreate in the backcountry. It is not suitable for those in a guiding capacity or for those venturing into truly remote regions for an extended period of time with no additional help available to them.

Course components
➢Principles of extended care
➢Medical-legal issues
➢Communicable diseases
➢CPR and AED skills
➢Patient assessment
➢Airway management
➢Wound management
➢Head and facial traum
➢Spinal injuries
➢Heat injuries and dehydration
➢Cold injuries
➢Allergies and anaphylaxis
➢Drowning / near-drowning
➢Changes in the level of consciousness
➢Respiratory distress
➢Outdoor first aid kits
➢Bivouac skills
➢Packaging and transportation

Who should take this course?
➢ Individuals just starting out working or playing in the back country
➢ Individuals who are looking for an opportunity to increase their skills, but who do not have a lot of time available?
➢ People who recreate in the back country but don't tend to find themselves in a leadership role
➢ Those looking to review skills they have learned on a previous occasion

SUBSIDY: Cost is $305 + GST. The training program will be subsidizing 50% of the cost of this course
Priority will be given to coordinators who have posted more backcountry events in the last year. In town or social events do not qualify.

Full details available by contacting the Training Coordinator or event coordinator.

Please only register for this event if you are serious about attending. Unreasonable last minute cancellations (2 days 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.
No refunds will be issued unless replacements are found to fill all vacant spots.

Required Items to Bring:
Recommended Items to Bring:
Use our Event Checklists to make sure you have everything you need.


How to Get There:
Event Directions:Full details will be emailed to participants.

Regular members can become eligible to attend by upgrading to Premier member status. You may contact Grant P for further info or to make the upgrade.
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- Details of this event are subject to undergo a change at any point in time, with or without warning.
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Cancellation/Partial Attendance:
Please review our Cancellation Policy carefully!
*Note: Please do not cancel within two days of the event.
No shows and late cancellations will be recorded on a members record.
There will be no refunds for cancellations unless the spot is subsequently filled.

Waiting List

Sorry, either registration for this event is closed, or the event is full.

BUT you may still have a chance to go. Some volunteers will decide to expand the maximum, or others on the confirmed list will cancel. Don't let a full event keep you from signing up.

If you are a COC Member, you may add yourself to the Waiting List here.
Note that if the event maximum has not been reached, but you are still seeing this box, it is because the maximum was reached at one point and there are already others ahead of you on the list.

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