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Roane State offers wilderness first responder course

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Roane State Community College’s Continuing Healthcare and Safety Education Department is accepting sign-ups for its wilderness first responder course.

The class, at the Great Smoky Mountains Institute at Tremont, is designed for those who operate extensively in the outdoors, such as outdoors enthusiasts, wilderness guides, environmental educators and missionaries.

The course will be Jan. 19-26.

A refresher course for those who have already taken wilderness first responder is scheduled for Jan. 31-Feb 2.

The curriculum meets the Tennessee EMS standards and national standards for first responder training while focusing on the special situations that may develop in the wilderness.

Participants will be eligible for national registry and the Tennessee state testing upon completion of the program.

Participants must have completed professional-level CPR training before taking the course.

For more information or to register, visit www.gsmit.org/wfr.html or call 865-448-6709.