Story last updated at 9/9/2009 - 11:37 am
KLAWOCK - The Prince of Wales Youth First Responders will host a wilderness campout on Oct. 9-10 to introduce students ages 14-18 to the youth rescue team.
The wilderness campout takes place at the Control Lake Campground, about 30 miles from Klawock. At the campout, SEARHC Emergency Medical Services program director Mike Motti will teach wilderness first aid to the team. The campout takes place the night of Friday, Oct. 9, and morning of Saturday, Oct. 10. Exact times won't be announced until students call to preregister (by Friday, Sept. 25). Parking is limited at the campground, so travel logistics (such as car pools) need to be arranged to allow students from any Prince of Wales community to participate.
The Prince of Wales Youth First Responders (POWYFR) program is sponsored by the SEARHC Emergency Medical Services Program and by the 4-H program run by the University of Alaska Fairbanks Cooperative Extension Service. The program allows high school students to learn lifesaving skills while working with EMS departments in their local communities. The program provides gear for the students to use during the year, and all training is free. The program will work around student extracurricular activity schedules.
Adult volunteers also are welcome to participate in the program, especially those who hold current Emergency Medical Technician or Emergency Trauma Technician credentials.
Students wanting to participate in the campout need to contact POWYFR program coordinator Chaundell Piburn by Friday, Sept. 25, so they can have permission slips and other paperwork processed before they go to the campout.
To preregister for the campout or learn more about the POWYFR program, e-mail Chaundell at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 965-2534.