Wilderness First Aid Workshop [June 7th] - P.O.W. Report

Thursday, June 6, 2019

Wilderness First Aid Workshop [June 7th]


Jeff Baierlein, who works with Wilderness Medical Associates, will be on POW to instruct a one-day Wilderness First Aid workshop on Friday, June 7. The class is an all day event and will be held at the POW VocTEC.

The course will introduce basic first aid and wilderness first aid with an emphasis on first aid in remote/extreme environments.

Cost is $110 per student, students must be 14 years or older, and have parental consent.
Please contact Jenn Hamblen at 907-209-1619 or jennmhamblen@gmail.com for more information or to register.



Jeff Baierlein has worked as an EMT with ambulance services in Washington State and Arizona, and served as team leader, member and trainer with technical, high-angle and backcountry Search and Rescue teams in New Hampshire, Arizona, and Washington. Jeff has led mountaineering, backpacking, rock climbing, kayaking, canoeing, canyoneering, caving, and sailing trips in the US and internationally with a variety of organizations since 1987.

Jeff is the Director of Viristar (www.viristar.com), providing consulting and training for outdoor programs. He has been the Executive Director of the Boojum Institute for Experiential Education and the Executive Director of the Baltimore Chesapeake Bay Outward Bound Center, and has served in leadership roles with other outdoor education, field science and environmental education nonprofits. Jeff is an expert witness regarding wilderness safety and outdoor education, and Vice Chair of the Washington Advisory Committee of the Northwest Outward Bound School Board of Directors. Jeff has been a Board member of the Association for Experiential Education, the Northwest Environmental Education Council, Prescott College, and the Community Foundation’s Idyllwild Community Fund, as well as a member of the Washington State Governor’s Council on Environmental Education.

Jeff has been teaching for Wilderness Medical Associates since 1997.




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