The NAUI SCUBA Diver Course is a five week program of in- struction in the safe use of SCUBA equipment and water skills. The class consists of Saturday classroom lectures at the Alpha Training Group facility in Fairhaven, and Monday night pool sessions at the Arcata Community Pool. The course concludes with an open water dive in Mendocino over a weekend. Students will be required to provide a set of personal dive equipment and wetsuit for the open water portion of the course. Student equipment requirements are discussed in detail during the lecture seminar. All participants must fill out a medical evaluation prior to course. Evaluations are available at the Arcata Community Pool front desk.
This course is the first of three classes needed for personnel to meet the requirements for the Technician level NFPA 1670 Stan- dard on the Operations and Training for Technical Rescue Incidents and the NFPA 1006 Standard for Rescue Technician Professional Qualifications in the area of water. It is an intensive three-day, 24 – 30 hour class. It has one day of classroom instruction followed by two days developing and practicing water rescue skills. The initial emphasis is on self-rescue skills. Other objectives include an in-depth look at such objects as water dynamics, handling hazards and obstacles, using basic rescue equipment, setting up technical rope systems, controlling in-water contact rescues, and much more. Information from this course is applicable to anyone confronted with potential water rescue, as well as, the possibility of self-rescue are all provided during the class. Instructor: Sierra Rescue.
This workshop teaches recognition and avoidance of common river hazards, execution of self-rescue techniques, and rescue techniques for paddlers in distress. Emphasis is placed on both personal safety and on simple, commonly used skills. Techniques for dealing with hazards that carry greater risks for both victim and rescuer, such as strainers, rescue vest applications, entrapments and pins are also practiced. Scenarios will provide an opportunity for participants to practice their skills both individually and within a team/group context. Ideally, students should be able to competently maneuver a craft in at least Class II whitewater. Participants should be in good health and overall fitness, possess solid swimming ability, and be comfortable swimming in moving current during river drills. Participants should dress appropriately for weather and temperature, and should expect to be in the wa- ter for extended periods of time. Instructor: Sierra Rescue (www.sierrarescue.com).
This challenging course is designed to provide outdoor leaders, instructors, guides, rangers and travelers with the knowledge needed to deal with emergencies in remote settings. It is an 80- hour curriculum that meets national standards for urban and extended care situations. Special topics include but are not limited to: wilderness wound management and infection, realigning fractures and dislocations, improvised splinting techniques, patient monitoring and long-term management problems, up-to-date information on all environmental emergencies, plus advice on drug therapies. Emphasis is placed on prevention and decision making. Certifications upon successful completion include: WMI Wilderness First Responder (WFR) and American Heart Association CPR. WFR is recognized by many governmental agencies, outdoor schools, and other institutions as advanced training for people whose jobs require them to operate in wilderness settings. All levels of previous training are welcome. The course fee includes instruction; all course materials including books and handouts, and all certification costs. Please note that the registration deadline is well in advance of the course. Please visit the National Outdoor Leadership School for more information about the Wilderness Medicine Institute and NOLS courses.
Days 1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 8 and 10: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Day 4: 8:00 am – 9:00 pm Day 6: No class
Day 9: 8:00 am – 10:00 pm
Current or less than 1 year expired NREMT candidates who wish to maintain national certification can also take this course for the "Transition" updated curriculum. Additional prerequisites required for Transition/Refresher candidates. Please contact EMT instructors at email@example.com for additional information.
The Sea Kayaking Series includes Kayaking Fundamentals, Introduction to Sea Kayaking and the choice of 2 additional kayaking instructional courses. See course descriptions for dates and times.
The River Kayaking Series includes: Introduction to Kayak Fundamentals, Kayak Roll Session and Introduction to River Kayaking. See course descriptions for dates and times.
This course is designed to teach paddlers how to navigate in current, read and handle tidal rips and related rough water conditions.
Learn to make chocolate truffles the easy way from a professional Chocolatier. Sandra Nakashima, founder and co-owner of Drakes Glen Creations will show you how to make artisan truffles that will amaze your friends and family. You will learn how to: make truffle ganache, temper chocolate, and learn to make rolled, dipped, and molded truffles. You will leave the class with recipes, one mold and the chocolate truffles you have made in class (more than a $50 Value). This is a fun class and no previous cooking skills are needed. For directions to the Foodworks Culinary Center click here.
Those who need their Skills Verification List checked off may participate during the last day of the EMT Refresher class. Please contact Center Activities for further information regarding details and registration. Advance registration and pre-payment is required.