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Learn skills to respond to an emergency in the wild

May 3rd, 2013 8:55 am by Staff Report

Learn skills to respond to an emergency in the wild

The great outdoors can turn deadly when emergencies occur far from EMT assistance. Learn how to survive during the Doe River Gorge's Wilderness and Remote First Aid Course.

HAMPTON, Ten.. — If you enjoy the outdoors or regularly lead treks into the outdoors, you know that emergencies can happen in the most remote locations.

The Doe River Gorge’s Wilderness and Remote First Aid Course will give you the skills you need to respond to an emergency when 911 or EMT assistance may be delayed.

The course offers enhanced content and topics that meet OSHA’s best practices for workplace first aid training programs. Topics will include primary and secondary assessments; head (brain), neck and spinal injuries; heat-related emergencies and hypothermia; altitude-related illnesses; the treatment of allergies and anaphylaxis; bone and joint injuries; and burns, wounds, and wound infections.

The training will be held from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday and Tuesday, May 13-14, at Doe River Gorge, 220 Doe River Gorge Road, Hampton.

The cost is $120 per person, which includes lunch on both days. You may add dinner on Monday and breakfast on Tuesday for an additional $17.  Lodging is available in the Mountain Meadow Lodge for up to three nights, Sunday through Tuesday, for $29 per night.

To register, visit  For questions about online registration call Laura at (423) 725-4010

For more information about the course, call Ryan Vernon at (423) 725-4010 ext. 304 or email

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