UWP has organized two first aid trainings to enhance the safety and injury response at summer festivals like the Ridgway RiverFest. If you are interested in getting first aid certification from the American Heart Association or just spending a couple hours gaining a better understanding of first aid, you can sign up for one of these trainings.
- First Aid Basics Class: Monday, June 18, 6-8 p.m. Learn fundamental first aid skills from Ouray EMS Paramedic Ruth Stewart. Up to 20 people (minimum: 6 people). Student fee: $15 (UWP will reimburse the first 12 registered Ridgway RiverFest volunteers for $10 of the fee after their shift on June 30. Others are welcome to sign up, but will need to pay the full fee.)
- Certification Course: Friday, June 22, 8:30a.m.-12:30. Earn an American Heart Association First Aid certification card. Up to 6 people (a wait list will be started if there are more sign ups; an additional instructor or class may be added if 9 or more people sign up). Student fee: $35 (UWP will reimburse the first 6 RiverFest volunteers for $15 of the fee after their shift on June 30. Others are welcome to sign up, but will need to pay the full fee.)
Please register for the class that fits your interest by Thursday, June 14.