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Jun 4

9 a.m. to 6 p.m. @ HTC Student Recreation and Convocation Center

Coastal Carolina University is hosting a Wilderness First Responder course on campus from June 4-9, and it is open to the public to register.

"Wilderness First Responder (WFR) is the definitive course in medical training for outdoor educators, guides, search and rescue team members, and others who work or play in remote areas," according to Wilderness Medical Associates International. The course is hosted at CCU and will be taught by American Health and Safety Institute instructor Nathan Duclos.

This is the first time CCU has hosted a weeklong, intensive course for wilderness first responders, but Beth Javener said anyone who spends time outdoors, recreationally or professionally, should consider taking the course.

"While this course is essential for anyone working in the outdoors, it is also for any outdoor enthusiast," said Javener, outdoor recreation coordinator for University Recreation. "The information from this course will help with potential encounters that could happen hiking, camping, biking, running or swimming and covers the spectrum from snake bites or heat illnesses, to head and spinal injuries. The course is really geared toward anyone who wants to be prepared for the unexpected."

The course will run from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. June 4-9 both inside the HTC Recreation and Convocation Center and in outdoor locations around campus. The cost to participate is $750, and the registration deadline is June 1.

Those interested in registering should email recreation@coastal.edu prior to June 1.

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