Wilderness First Aid For Day Hikers Class Offered

Master EMS Instructor Carl Gilmore will teach a first aid for hikers class at PEEC Sunday. Courtesy/PEEC

PEEC News:

Whether you are an avid or occasional hiker, it’s important to know what to do if someone is in distress on a hike.

PEEC will be offering a wilderness first aid for day hikers course 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov.16. The class, taught by Carl Gilmore, will lay the groundwork for how to help someone in need of first aid. During the class, Gilmore will not only talk about the basics, but also cover how to deal with specific problems on the trail such as dehydration, altitude sickness, heatstroke and hypothermia. Prevention will be stressed, and there will be ample time for questions and answers.

Gilmore has been involved in pre-hospital medicine for 49 years, as an EMT since 1971 at various levels. He has developed and directed County-wide EMS agencies, been a volunteer fire fighter, and taught pre-hospital medicine with a special focus on care in frontier, rural and wilderness environments.

Gilmore is active as an EMT-I with Taos Ski Valley, both as a member of the ski patrol and as a volunteer EMS. In 1992, he was awarded the title of Master EMS Instructor by the University of New Mexico, School of Medicine’s EMS Academy. Gilmore also teaches for Eastern New Mexico University’s EMS program, Central New Mexico Community College’s EMS Program, Wilderness Medical Associates and is a BLS Faculty Instructor for New Mexico EMS Region 3’s AHA CPR program.

Space is limited to 30 participants and advance registration is required. The cost to attend the class is $70 or $56 for PEEC members. For more information and to register, visit www.PajaritoEEC.org, email Programs@PajaritoEEC.org or call 505.662.0460.

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