Keith Knipling

Wilderness First-Aid Weekend

Ten club members – RDs, training run organizers, and board members – attended an intense two-day wilderness first-aid course at Hemlock Overlook Regional Park (the start/finish of Bull Run Run) on September 26 and 27. In attendance were Toni Aurilio, Kirstin Corris, Tom Corris, Tracy Dahl, Bob Gaylord, Cherry Grassi, Katie Keier, Keith Knipling, Alex Papadopoulos, and Bill Wandel. The course was taught through SOLO and featured classroom and hands-on practical components. Attendees each earned wilderness first-aid (WFA) and CPR certifications. Everyone agreed that the training was extremely valuable. The VHTRC may offer a similar training session in the spring.