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Intro to Wilderness & First-Aid for Riders
February 3 @ 4:30 pm – 7:00 pm EST
We spend lots of money on equipment for riding, riders training, trips and farkles. But when it comes to safety and first aid, many people don’t even carry the basic first aid kit. Riders rely on their cell phones even when there may be no service and basic knowledge of their mini-GPS is lacking. Lots of times people on my riding team say, “We have you Doc, so we are good!” Well, what if your medical person goes down?
In this hands-on class, we will discuss the fundamentals of rider safety off road, what to carry as a bare minimum, preparing for an off-road trip or an overnight stay in the woods. We will learn how to recognize health emergencies and practice basic lifesaving/first aid skill s that everyone on your team should know. Lastly, we will practice how and what to communicate to EMS personnel using different tools from GPS, phones and more.
Who is your instructor
“Doc” Ken Hoffman, DACM has spent 20 years in medical practice treating chronic illness and pain management. He is a certified Wilderness EMT and EMS Lieutenant for his local Volunteer Fire Department. He is a member of the Search and Rescue (SAR) team, trained as a Swiftwater Rescue technician, Ropes Rescue, and other various SAR skills. In addition to responding to multiple backcountry and Swiftwater rescues on or near the Appalachian Trail each year, he also organizes and is involved in Search and Rescue training for his department.
He is a Red Cross Wilderness and Remote First Aid Instructor and holds memberships in the National Association for Search and Rescue and The Wilderness Medical Society. Lastly, his knowledge for this class comes from being an avid ADV rider having completed the CPAAT, MABDR, portions of the NEBDR, travelling to South America and Morrocco on off-road rides as well as lots of miles on dirt roads in New England.Space is very limited for this exclusive event.
You must be pre-registered to attend.
When: Saturday, February 3rd @ 4:30PM (Please arrive by 4PM)
Where: Touratech USA Brookfield
67 Federal Road • Brookfield, CT