Uniontown Area YMCA

1 YMCA Drive Uniontown, PA 15401
724.438.2584

wilderness first aid

Hours of Operation

Mon.-Thurs.: 5:00am – 9:30pm
Friday: 5:00am – 8:00pm
Saturday: 5:00am – 6:00pm
Sunday: 11:00am – 4:00pm
(October 1 through Memorial Day)
Closed: Good Friday, Easter, Memorial Day, Fourth of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, New Year’s Day
Closed at Noon: Christmas Eve, New Year’s Eve

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Congratulations to all of our participants in the second annual “Y” Run today on the Sheepskin Trail! Thank you for being a part of this fun event! We captured some racers on the move in these photos 🙌🏼 🏃🏽‍♀️🏃🏻‍♂️.

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Another wonderful YMCA Annual Dinner is in the books! Thank you to all of our generous sponsors of our annual dinner:
Ralph and Sushila Warman, Kiwanis Club of Uniontown, First Federal of Greene County, Bruderhof Communities, Fayette County Behavioral Health Administration, Penn State Fayette- The Eberly Campus, Novacare Outpatient Rehabilitation, Somerset Trust Company, Ralph and Frances Barclay, Chestnut Ridge Counseling Services, and George R. Smalley Co, Inc.

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Did you know that the Uniontown Area YMCA offers many evidence-based programs to help people prevent themselves from suffering from a devastating fall?

National Falls Prevention Awareness Day is September 23: Falls Prevention Awareness Day is a day of action that encourages the public to learn their risk and access programs that can help reduce the risk for falls.

Our programs for falls prevention include: Enhance Fitness, Moving for Better Balance, and Tai Chi for Arthritis and Falls Prevention. They all teach balance, strength, and awareness.

To learn more, go to our website www.uniontownymca.org and click on individual programs under the "Healthy Living" tab to read about these awesome prevention programs. Call us to sign up to participate!

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Contact Us:

Address:
1 YMCA Drive, Uniontown, PA 15401

Telephone:
724.438.2584

Email:
ginas@uniontownymca.org

Wilderness First Aid/Emergency Care in Remote Locations

 

The cost of the course is $350 per person. Ask the CEO about a discount for scout leaders and Eagle Scouts or Venturing Silver or Summit Award recipients under age 21. Participants must attend all 16 hours of instruction and pass a skills verification to obtain certification.

Wilderness First Aid, also referred to as “Emergency Care in Remote Locations,” provides 16 hours worth of practice and information on how to handle common injuries and illnesses where medical care is an hour away or more. Perfect for those who work outdoors or in remote locations where access to emergency care may be delayed or for outdoor enthusiasts who enjoy wilderness pursuits, this comprehensive course teaches what to do in the event of such an emergency.

This course is a great precursor for those wanting to obtain additional emergency medical training such as EMT or paramedic training, providing a sound foundation in the triage concepts of early care. It is a perfect course for raft guides, wilderness trip leaders, rock climbers, or others who spend time enjoying the Laurel Highlands.

Wilderness First Aid at the Uniontown Area YMCA meets the 2010 cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and emergency cardiovascular care (ECC) guidelines.

Wilderness First Aid classes at the Uniontown Area YMCA are certified by the The Emergency Care & Safety Institute (ECSI). ECSI training courses are offered in association with the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) and the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP)—two of the most renowned medical organizations in the world. These organizations provide medical direction to the Emergency Care & Safety Institute and stand behind the content of the training materials. The Uniontown Area YMCA has a certified Wilderness First Aid trainer who has been training individuals in these life-saving protocols for many years.

The YMCA is a registered ECSI Training Center. The Emergency Care & Safety Institute (ECSI) is recognized by the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) as an approved CPR/AED and Wilderness First Aid training provider. CPR IS NOT A PART OF THIS COURSE. IT IS RECOMMENDED TO HAVE CPR BEFORE ATTENDING. BSA HIGH ADVENTURE ACTIVITIES REQUIRE ONE TRAINED WILDERNESS FIRST AID LEADER.

No refunds are given for those who do not attend the entire course or do not pass the skills verification. A discount is available for re-certification or those who need to repeat the course to pass the skills verification.