Chattooga. Little River Canyon. Town Creek. Russell Fork. Locust Fork.

What do all these rivers have in common?
They are all remote, beautiful places that paddlers get to experience like no one else can. And a bad place to get hurt.

Will you know what to do when someone gets injured, where there’s no hiking out and help is hours or days away? Fractures, dislocations, shock, and hypothermia are just a few of the medical emergencies you may face. The first 60 minutes, after any trauma injury, are crucial for the survival of a victim according to the ‘Golden hour’ concept.

Wilderness First Aid (WFA) will teach you the skills you’ll need to assess and possibly treat one of your crew when they get hurt. The first 60 minutes, after any trauma injury, are crucial for the survival of a victim according to the ‘Golden hour’ concept. WFA is a great complement to SWR training and highly recommended to round out your skills.

GCA is offering our WFA class over the Feb 27-28 weekend, taught by Landmark Learning. CPR will also be offered the evening of Feb 27. Seats are still available, details and sign up now at https://www.gapaddle.com/events/2016/02/wilderness-first-aid-class/