fcpa_logoWe’re very excited about our new partnership between the Center for Wilderness Safety and Lake Fairfax Park in Reston, VA!  We will now be offering a number of course available to the public starting in February of 2009. Those courses will include many American Red Cross and Wilderness Medicine courses that will be offered not only to the public, but also to Fairfax County Park Authority employees over the coming months.

We are very excited to be offering programs through Lake Fairfax Park, and encourage our alumni and friends to visit the Park as often as possible! With its 476 acres including an 18-acre lake, the park offers an outdoor swimming pool enveloped by a lazy river; fishing, a carousel, campgrounds, trails, playground and picnic areas.
Center for Wilderness Safety courses at Lake Fairfax Park:

Standard First Aid, Wednesday, February 25, 2009 (5:30-10pm)   novedades_botonupen
Adult CPR w/ AED, Tuesday, March 3, 2009 (5:30-10pm)  novedades_botonupen
Wilderness First Aid, March 13-15, 2009 (Fri/Sat/Sun)  novedades_botonupen
Epi-Pen Training, Sunday March 22, 2009 (2-4pm)  novedades_botonupen
Standard First Aid, Tuesday, April 14, 2009 (5:30-10pm)  novedades_botonupen
Community First Aid & Safety, May 8 & 9, 2009 (6-9pm; 11am-4pm)  novedades_botonupen

Coming March 2009: Lean-To-It (camping 101)
We are currently working with the Park’s management to offer a program called “Lean-To-It” which will be a multiple weekend-long (Saturdays only) course in camping know-how and skills. Subjects taught will include fire building, sheltering, tenting, weather safety and first aid, leave no trace ethics, how to properly dress for a camping trip, boot fitting, pack fitting and more. Please stay tuned for more information as it becomes available!

To register for this course, please visit:  http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/rec/classes/.