CDFW to Offer Wilderness First Aid Clinic in Southern California

Media Contacts:
Lt. Dan Lehman, CDFW Law Enforcement Division, (916) 358-4356
Andrew Hughan, CDFW Communications, (916) 322-8944

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife’s (CDFW) Advanced Hunter Education Program and the Hunter Education Instructor Association of Southern California will jointly sponsor a Wilderness First Aid Clinic on Saturday, Feb. 22 at Hungry Valley in Los Angeles County.wilderness

The clinic’s goal is to provide outdoor enthusiasts and individuals hunting in remote locations with the knowledge, skills and ability to make sound decisions in wilderness emergency situations. Taught by Alex Van, a 30-year veteran firefighter, paramedic and world traveler, this clinic will include hands-on training in the treatment of cuts, broken bones, burns and gunshot wounds, as well as addressing first aid kits and basic survival equipment.

The clinic will run from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The cost is $45 for adults. Youths 16 years and younger are free but must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

CDFW’s Advanced Hunter Education Program will provide all necessary class equipment. Space is limited, so participants are asked to preregister online at www.dfg.ca.gov/huntered/advanced/index.aspx. After registering, participants will receive an e-mail with a map to the facility and a list of items to bring.

Hungry Valley is located along Interstate 5, approximately 30 miles south of Bakersfield and 60 miles north of Los Angeles.