Weather-Related Emergencies

As society becomes more health-conscious, more and more people head outdoors. Family outings often include camping, hiking, backpacking, mountain climbing, skiing, snowboarding, and even rock climbing.  With the outdoors comes the inherent dangers of weather and climate.

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This lesson covers weather-related emergencies, many of which people just don’t recognize as par for the course. If you ski, you risk hypothermia. If you climb mountains, you risk altitude sickness and acute mountain sickness. If you hike the Half Dome at Yosemite in July, you risk heat exhaustion, heat stroke, and dehydration. Knowing the risks will help you prepare ahead of time.

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We also offer a free certificate of completion. To receive the certificate you must pass a 50-question test with a score of 70 or higher. Check our Basic First Aid Certificate of Completion page for more information.


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