Wilderness First Aid training includes a Jewish perspective

Hazon and Foster Calm, a first aid training organization, will jointly offer a Wilderness First Aid certification course March 22 and 23 in San Francisco.

The course, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days, will include some framing in Jewish texts and teachings (local Wilderness Torah staff will participate), and is co-sponsored by the S.F.-based Bureau of Jewish Education, where the class will meet.

Wilderness First Aid relates to care in remote areas, where emergency medical services are unavailable. The American Camping Association recommends a WFA certification for situations in which emergency help will take more than 1.5 hours to arrive.

In addition to a half-day of outdoor scenario practice of first aid and leadership skills, the class will cover patient assessment, injuries, heat and cold exposure and more. Successful completion of the class includes a Wilderness First Aid certificate. The cost is $125.

For more information: www.hazon.org or (415) 397-7020.