September 16, 2014

Urban Wilderness First Aid Classes in Old Topanga

 

PHOTO BY FLAVIA POTENZA MESSENGER © 2014

Urban Wilderness First Aid Classes in Old Topanga

Above, attendees of a recent Urban Wilderness First Aid course in Topanga practice their new skills in a role-playing scenario where Larry Wiener (left) has fallen from a tree and broken his arm. First responders, Stephen Furry (center) and Christopher Gee (right) check Wienerís vital signs and improvise a splint using found sticks and bandanas to stabilize the arm.

Sometimes misadventures can happen in locations—wild or urban—far from professional help where it may be up to you to respond to the situation until more advanced help is available. Attendees (l-r) of a recent Urban Wilderness First Aid course practice their new skills in a role-playing scenario where Larry Wiener has fallen from a tree and broken his arm. First responders, Stephen Furry and Christopher Gee check Wiener’s vital signs and improvise a splint using found sticks and bandanas to stabilize the arm.

The classes are taught by members of Urban Wilderness Associates (UWA), Brad Davis, Theresa Odello and Claire Davis, who teach ongoing courses in “Emergency first aid for the wilderness— wherever you find it,” whether it’s in remote back country or urban areas hit by a disaster. They also teach group CPR classes. For more information: urbanwildernesssurvival.com.