UWP has organized two first aid trainings to enhance the safety and injury response at summer festivals like the Ridgway RiverFest. If you are interested in getting first aid certification from the American Heart Association or just spending a couple hours gaining a better understanding of first aid, you can sign up for one of these trainings. They both take place at the Ouray County 4H Event Center.
- First Aid Basics Class: Monday, June 18, 6-8 p.m. Learn fundamental first aid skills from Ouray EMS Paramedic Ruth Stewart. Up to 20 people (minimum: 6 people). Student fee: $15 (UWP will reimburse the first 12 registered Ridgway RiverFest volunteers for $10 of the fee after their shift on June 30. Others are welcome to sign up, but will need to pay the full fee.)
- Certification Course: Friday, June 22, 8:30a.m.-12:30. Earn an American Heart Association First Aid certification card. Up to 6 people (a wait list will be started if there are more sign ups; an additional instructor or class may be added if 9 or more people sign up). Student fee: $35 (UWP will reimburse the first 6 RiverFest volunteers for $15 of the fee after their shift on June 30. Others are welcome to sign up, but will need to pay the full fee.)
Please register for the class that fits your interest by Thursday, June 14.
To register for either class, please fill out the form below. For the Basics Class, you can bring your check or cash payment to the class that evening. For the Certification Course, please mail a check for $35 made payable to “Ruth Stewart” to: UWP, PO Box 392, Ridgway, CO 81432.