PUBLISHED: 5:38 PM on Wednesday, June 20, 2007
SEARHC offers AMSEA boating instructor class
SITKA - The SouthEast Alaska Regional Health Consortium Injury Prevention Department is partnering with the Alaska Marine Safety Education Association to hold a recreational boating instructor course July 10-14 in Sitka.

This training program is designed to teach participants how to deliver recreational boating safety courses in their own communities. Participants will be trained in methods of instruction, hypothermia, alcohol and boating, signals and shelters, risk assessment, personal flotation device use, cold-water survival and shore survival.

The class size will be limited to 10 participants, and the class is targeted toward residents from Wrangell, Petersburg, Craig, Klawock, Hoonah, Angoon, Kake, Haines, Klukwan and Sitka. This is a custom AMSEA course designed to meet the demand for increased attention to injury prevention in recreational boating. The SEARHC Injury Prevention Department is providing scholarships that include travel, lodging and tuition for people from the listed communities on a first-come, first-served basis. The deadline for scholarship applications is Monday, June 18, but SEARHC Community Injury Prevention Coordinator Amiee LeBlanc Gloe said she will try to work with people who miss the deadline by a day or two.

For more information about the recreational boating instructor course and scholarships, contact LeBlanc Gloe at 966-8866 or