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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We will be running our awesome evidence-based group exercise program for older adults called Enhance®Fitness beginning January 6, 2020. The program uses simple, easy-to-learn movements that motivate individuals (particularly those with arthritis) to stay active throughout their life.

Classes will run Monday, Wednesday & Friday from 11:30-12:30 for 16 weeks.

Here are some benefits that participants often notice:
More energy, better balance, increases in upper body and lower body strength, more flexibility and range of motion, better sleep. more feelings of happiness, and sense of independence. Also, research has shown that, among older adults who participate in Enhance®Fitness, health costs were lowered each year by close to $1,000.

Call 724.438.2584 to enroll or come to our Welcome Center.

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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.