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OPINION – RED CROSS ADULT FIRST AID TRAINING
By Don Amador
As a recreation professional that participates in - or lends support to - motorized events, trail stewardship projects, and post wildfire recovery efforts, I want to encourage heads of households, club officers, trail bosses, vehicle safety course instructors, and others in leadership roles to get Adult First Aid, CPR, and AED training from the American Red Cross. This training will help you stabilize an injured rider or trail volunteer in the field until the emergency responders arrive on scene.
Keeping your Red Cross 1st Aid certification up-to-date is required if you are Forest Service Chainsaw certified. Also, it is an important prerequisite if you plan to take the Forest Service Chainsaw class.
Red Cross Certification Card
Having just taken the Red Cross 1st Aid course yesterday, I agree with the Red Cross statement (on their website) that whether you take an in-person class, an online course, or take advantage of their Simulation Learning experience, which combines online coursework with in-person training, you'll learn from some of the best in the industry. Knowledgeable, understanding and able to deliver information suited to a wide range of learning styles, American Red Cross first aid instructors will help ensure that you not only understand the steps for performing first aid, but that you have the confidence and skills necessary to perform them correctly.
QWR's Post Wildfire Recovery Program
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