CDFW to Offer One-Day Wilderness First Aid Clinic in November

Media Contacts:
Lt. Dan Lehman, CDFW Hunter Education, (916) 358-4356
Kirsten Macintyre, CDFW Education and Outreach, (916) 322-8988

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife’s (CDFW) Advanced Hunter Education Program is sponsoring a Wilderness First Aid clinic Nov. 16 at the Yolo Bypass Wildlife Area in Yolo County.

Alex Van, a 30-year veteran firefighter/paramedic, will instruct this exciting clinic that will provide hands-on training designed to meet the needs of outdoor enthusiasts and individuals who plan to hunt in remote locations. Topics will include the treatment of cuts, broken bones, burns and gunshot wounds, as well as first aid kits and basic survival equipment to have on hand. The clinic will provide the knowledge, skills and ability to make sound decisions in wilderness emergency situations.

The clinic will run from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Nov. 16. The cost is $65 for adults. Youths 16 years and younger are free, but must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Space is limited and advance registration is required. Registration forms are available online at http://www.dfg.ca.gov/huntered/advanced/index.aspx.

After registering, participants will receive an email with a map to the facility and a list of items to bring. CDFW’s Advanced Hunter Education Program will provide all necessary class equipment.

Yolo Bypass Wildlife Area is located 3 miles east of Davis and 3 miles west of West Sacramento, directly off Interstate 80.