Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Hands-On Wilderness First Aid Classes set for March 16-18

ROXIE, MS - The Mississippi Office of Homeland Security and the Center for Governmental Training have announced the upcoming Wilderness First Aid class in Natchez, March 16-18.  This is an effort to train individuals in each region of the state to be able to conduct basic first aid, and learn to self-sustain for a minimum of 24 hours.  This training will be hands-on, with some classroom instruction, but most of the training will be outdoors.  It will be 16 hours of instruction, with plenty of breaks, and meals provided.  EMTs and Paramedics can receive CEUs for attending.  The attendees will leave with ample knowledge of ways to treat minor injuries, heat stroke, and head injuries.  This is an excellent class for first responders, VOADs, CERT team members, Search and Rescue groups, and individuals responsible for providing care within their communities.

Please forward this to any contacts you may have with the Boy Scouts, 4-H, or other organizations you think may be interested.

Location:  Washes Plantation located at 1642 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive; Natchez, MS


  • Friday, March 16 (6-9 pm)  
  • Saturday, March 17 (8 am-5 pm)  
  • Sunday, March 18 (8 am- noon)  

Point of Contact:  Ben Carver  (662) 769-0792


Ben C. Carver, MPPA
Governmental Training Specialist 
Center for Governmental Training and Technology 
Mississippi State University Extension Service 
Adams County EMA