After 16 hours over two days, James took 9 adults (Marion, Phil, Kathy, Stan, Gavin, Glenn, Ram, Tristan and Scott [CPR only]) and 5 scouts (Alia, Bryson, Aidan, Pierce, Maanasa) through their wilderness first aid and CPR course.
Policy requires us to have a WFA trained adult on any high-adventure trip. As a troop we like to #BePrepared and have several.
The training was highly relevant and relatable for the activities we do and risks we may encounter. A sampling of memorable facts below:
- HAFE (high-altitude flatus expulsion) – or Excessive farting – or may be a sign of altitude sickness
- Shakira – the hips don’t lie – is a great tune for CPR timing (120 bpms!)
- A dog ball thrower makes a suitable alternative to a SAM splint!
Great hosting by Alia L. and her two cats (very much the star if the show) on a hot weekend