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Tahoe Rim Trail Association offers spring backcountry course

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The Tahoe Rim Trail Association and Wilderness Medicine of NOLS are teaming up to host a two-day Wilderness First Aid (WFA) course in late April.
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This spring, the Tahoe Rim Trail Association is offering a course designed for individuals to stay safe while having fun in the backcountry.

The two-day Wilderness First Aid (WFA) course is the industry standard for professional outdoor leaders and will provide you with the tools to make critical medical and evacuation decisions in remote locations. TRTA and Wilderness Medicine of NOLS are hosting the WFA course, which will help you prepare for the unexpected.

This fast paced, hands-on training is designed to meet the needs of trip leaders, camp staff, outdoor enthusiasts and individuals working in remote locations for extended periods of time. Classroom lectures and demonstrations are combined with realistic scenarios where mock patients will challenge you to integrate your learning. At the end of the course, you will receive a two-year certification and have the knowledge, skills and ability to make rescues in the backcountry.

Please visit the “upcoming courses” page at, http://www.tahoerimtrail.org to find out more information and register. Call or email Maggie at 775-298-4493 or maggieb@tahoerimtrail.org with any questions.

This article was provided by the Tahoe Rim Trail Association. Founded in 1981, TRTA is a nonprofit that works to inspire stewards and preserve the Tahoe Rim Trail system. For more information about how to become a Tahoe Rim Trail member or volunteer, contact the TRTA at info@tahoerimtrail.org, 775-298-4485 or at http://www.tahoerimtrail.org.