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On Water Emergency Training for SMSKN Members
July 14 @ 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM$45
North Star Adventures is offering a special day of training for members of SMSKN on July 14th from 10:00 am – 3:00 pm. We will launch from Merepoint boat launch in Brunswick, Maine. Please arrive at the boat launch by 9:30 in order to have time to your boat packed and ready to go by 10:00.
This five hour course is designed to develop and support practice of skills for basic first aid and common on-water emergencies. Depending on the background of participants topics may include but are not limited to: fundamentals of wilderness first aid, on land and water scenarios, managing an incapacitated paddler or injury away from shore, incident management and more!
The instructor for this event will be Nancy Zane of North Star Adventures, who has 25 years of experience designing and leading outdoor adventure programs and certification courses. Her other credentials include: Wilderness EMT, Leave No Trace Master Educator, Maine Recreational Guide and Maine Sea Kayak Guide, American Heart Association First Aid & CPR Instructor, National Registry EMT-B
Novice. Participants should have basic paddling skills, experience with wet exits and re-entry.
Limited to 12 participants!
You will need to bring: Sea kayak, paddle, PFD, Spray skirt, lunch, and water. Dress appropriately for cold water immersion, with temps typical for mid-July in Maine.
Upon registration you will receive a complete gear list, and some forms to sign for both SMSKN and North Star Adventures.