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Event Name:REI Wilderness Safety Training with NOLS @ Chandler, AZ
Event Type(s):Risk Management
Description:

Manage Risk on Wilderness Trips

You’re ready to go deeper into the outdoors—but it takes more than luck to get home safely. 

Risks can’t be eliminated from the wilderness, but you can learn to manage them. In this 2-day classroom course, you’ll learn to plan your adventures with risk management in mind (hint: it’s more than first aid skills!).

When you start a trip with a plan, you can focus on having fun instead of managing unexpected problems. When you’re able to identify hazards, injuries are less likely. And if something goes wrong despite your preparation, having a plan sets you up for an effective response.

This course is relevant for outdoor enthusiasts, guides, and trip leaders of all experience levels, especially those who may venture beyond the reach of traditional emergency services (places with unreliable cell service, poorly maintained roads… or none at all). 

What You'll Learn

  • Trip planning principles and how to identify life-threatening wilderness hazards
  • Outdoor leadership and decision-making strategies
  • Emergency planning (self assessment tools included)

Course Topics

  • Trip planning
  • Hazard identification and assessment
  • Outdoor leadership and decision making
  • Communication
  • Emergency planning
  • Risks unique to solo adventures
  • Working with third party contractors
  • Reflection and post-trip learning

Presented by NOLS and hosted by REI

REI

Event Date:2/22/2020 - 2/23/2020
Event Time:9:00 AM - 5:00 PM Mountain
Location:Chandler REI
870 N 54th St
Chandler, AZ 85226

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Contact Person:NOLS Risk Services
(phone: 307-335-2222)
Details:Hours: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. (with 1-hour break for lunch)
Group size: 20
Taught by: NOLS Expedition Instructor
Cost: $245-$275
Online Registration: https://www.rei.com/events/91289/wilderness-safety-training-with-nols/258190
For more information and a list of all courses: https://nols.edu/en/coursefinder/courses/wilderness-safety-training-RST/
Links:https://www.rei.com/events/91289/wilderness-safety-training-with-nols/258190
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