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Idaho Mountain Recreation has held a variety of training seminars on a wide range of topics from outdoor leadership, to wilderness first aid to winter backcountry travel in our first year. We hope to expand the breadth of topics as our membership grows.

Wilderness First Aid

Basic Wilderness First Aid will be held on April 24 and 25 (Saturday and Sunday). It will run a full 8+ hours each day. The course is slated to be held at the Foothills Training Center just north of downtown Boise. Just like the name implies, the course provides basic First Aid instruction for common health issues that occur outdoors, from burns to bites and broken limbs and more. A book is included in the course fee, which is a helpful reference during and after the course.The Red Cross now requires everyone to have CPR/AED certification before taking WFA. If you need this training, sign up for one of the CPR/AED classes posted at www.redcrossidaho.org. A few classes are available before April 24/25. The Red Cross continually updates course material; for this reason anyone wishing to renew their WFA certificate needs to re-take the class. WFA certificates are valid for three years.Because the logistics of the Wilderness First Aid class are challenging, IMR requires a deposit for participants (we have encountered many cancellations just prior to the training, and we commit to the Red Cross to pay for a minimum number). We are finalizing the price, but it will be between $75-$80, which includes a donation to use the Foothills Learning Center. Course fees are at cost—they are not marked up.

Feb 7-9: Banff Mtn Film Festival

Yes, the event does cover 3 days, with different films each day. Each evening’s shows start at 7 pm. See http://www.boiseweekly.com/pdf/Banff.pdf for details on what films will be shown on what days. Mary Lou and I could only make Tuesday evening, so that’s why it is placed this way on the calendar. Contact us and we’ll meet prior to going into the theater. Perhaps a beer and a bite afterwards?

Introduction to Avalanche Safety and Rescue: Part 3

Instructor: John Taggart, National Ski Patrol

Classroom Sessions: Tuesday 2/23/2010 and Thursday 2/25/2010
Location: Bogus Basin Down Town Office
Time: 6:00 to 10:00 PM

Field Session: Saturday 2/27/2010
Location: TBD
Time: TDB, but an all day session

Course Fees: IMR members $50, non members: $60, NSPS Members: $35

Registration complete upon receipt of fully payment. Class size is limited.

Class Description
NSP Introduction to Avalanche Safety and Rescu is an introductory-level course. It includes simplified versions of Level 1 Avalanche for Rescue Personnel course topics and limited field activities.

Target audiences may include, but are not limited to:

  • Ski patrollers and other mountain search and rescue personnel who have an interest in avalanche education, but who are located in areas of the country that lack sufficient snow and/or avalanche terrain to conduct full Level 1 field training.
  • Auxiliary patrollers and snow sports resort personnel who may have a supporting role in avalanche rescue.
  • Personnel of agencies who may have official involvement in avalanche rescue, but who would not be actually performing rescue services in the field.
  • Course topics may also be provided as separate presentations to special interest groups involved with snow-related recreation, such as ski- or snowmobile clubs

Successful completion of Introduction to Avalanche Safety and Rescue qualifies as an NSP Senior elective, but it is not accepted as equivalent to Level 1 avalanche training by any mainstream avalanche education provider and it does not qualify as a prerequisite for enrollment in Level 2 avalanche courses conducted by any mainstream provider, including NSP.

Prerequisites:
Time Commitment: At least 8 hours of classroom instruction; optional field activities may be available. Check with the course Instructor of Record for specific schedule information.

Instructor of Record: NSP certified avalanche instructor

Pre-Course Preparation: Assigned by the Instructor of Record

Recommended Publications: Assigned by the instructor of Record

Certification Requirements: Meet all course objectives and pass final exam

Credential: Passing students receive an NSP Certificate of Achievement. NSP members additionally receive course completion recognition in their NSP member profile and on their membership registration card.

Introduction to Avalanche Safety and Rescue: Part 2

Instructor: John Taggart, National Ski Patrol

Classroom Sessions: Tuesday 2/23/2010 and Thursday 2/25/2010
Location: Bogus Basin Down Town Office
Time: 6:00 to 10:00 PM

Field Session: Saturday 2/27/2010
Location: TBD
Time: TDB, but an all day session

Course Fees: IMR members $50, non members: $60, NSPS Members: $35

Registration complete upon receipt of fully payment. Class size is limited.

Class Description
NSP Introduction to Avalanche Safety and Rescu is an introductory-level course. It includes simplified versions of Level 1 Avalanche for Rescue Personnel course topics and limited field activities.

Target audiences may include, but are not limited to:

  • Ski patrollers and other mountain search and rescue personnel who have an interest in avalanche education, but who are located in areas of the country that lack sufficient snow and/or avalanche terrain to conduct full Level 1 field training.
  • Auxiliary patrollers and snow sports resort personnel who may have a supporting role in avalanche rescue.
  • Personnel of agencies who may have official involvement in avalanche rescue, but who would not be actually performing rescue services in the field.
  • Course topics may also be provided as separate presentations to special interest groups involved with snow-related recreation, such as ski- or snowmobile clubs

Successful completion of Introduction to Avalanche Safety and Rescue qualifies as an NSP Senior elective, but it is not accepted as equivalent to Level 1 avalanche training by any mainstream avalanche education provider and it does not qualify as a prerequisite for enrollment in Level 2 avalanche courses conducted by any mainstream provider, including NSP.

Prerequisites:
Time Commitment: At least 8 hours of classroom instruction; optional field activities may be available. Check with the course Instructor of Record for specific schedule information.

Instructor of Record: NSP certified avalanche instructor

Pre-Course Preparation: Assigned by the Instructor of Record

Recommended Publications: Assigned by the instructor of Record

Certification Requirements: Meet all course objectives and pass final exam

Credential: Passing students receive an NSP Certificate of Achievement. NSP members additionally receive course completion recognition in their NSP member profile and on their membership registration card.

Introduction to Avalanche Safety and Rescue: Part 1

Instructor: John Taggart, National Ski Patrol

Classroom Sessions: Tuesday 2/23/2010 and Thursday 2/25/2010
Location: Bogus Basin Down Town Office
Time: 6:00 to 10:00 PM

Field Session: Saturday 2/27/2010
Location: TBD
Time: TDB, but an all day session

Course Fees: IMR members $50, non members: $60, NSPS Members: $35

Registration complete upon receipt of fully payment. Class size is limited.

Class Description
NSP Introduction to Avalanche Safety and Rescu is an introductory-level course. It includes simplified versions of Level 1 Avalanche for Rescue Personnel course topics and limited field activities.

Target audiences may include, but are not limited to:

  • Ski patrollers and other mountain search and rescue personnel who have an interest in avalanche education, but who are located in areas of the country that lack sufficient snow and/or avalanche terrain to conduct full Level 1 field training.
  • Auxiliary patrollers and snow sports resort personnel who may have a supporting role in avalanche rescue.
  • Personnel of agencies who may have official involvement in avalanche rescue, but who would not be actually performing rescue services in the field.
  • Course topics may also be provided as separate presentations to special interest groups involved with snow-related recreation, such as ski- or snowmobile clubs

Successful completion of Introduction to Avalanche Safety and Rescue qualifies as an NSP Senior elective, but it is not accepted as equivalent to Level 1 avalanche training by any mainstream avalanche education provider and it does not qualify as a prerequisite for enrollment in Level 2 avalanche courses conducted by any mainstream provider, including NSP.

Prerequisites:
Time Commitment: At least 8 hours of classroom instruction; optional field activities may be available. Check with the course Instructor of Record for specific schedule information.

Instructor of Record: NSP certified avalanche instructor

Pre-Course Preparation: Assigned by the Instructor of Record

Recommended Publications: Assigned by the instructor of Record

Certification Requirements: Meet all course objectives and pass final exam

Credential: Passing students receive an NSP Certificate of Achievement. NSP members additionally receive course completion recognition in their NSP member profile and on their membership registration card.

Leader Training Night #2

For members thinking about leading trips in the future, Leader Training will be offered in a two-part evening course on Tuesday November 3rd and 10th from 6:00-8:30pm each evening. Leader Training covers the soft skills side of leading trips (group dynamics, building group trust, decision making, etc) and the hard skills side (how to pre-plan, post trips and what to do if things go wrong). We highly recommend the class to all members, as we’ve gotten feedback that this class has helpful learning tools that can be applied to individual trips (not just IMR trips) and other group situations. Location of training is convenient to central Boise area; directions provided when you register.

Leader Training Night #1

For members thinking about leading trips in the future, Leader Training will be offered in a two-part evening course on Tuesday November 3rd and 10th from 6:00-8:30pm each evening. Leader Training covers the soft skills side of leading trips (group dynamics, building group trust, decision making, etc) and the hard skills side (how to pre-plan, post trips and what to do if things go wrong). We highly recommend the class to all members, as we’ve gotten feedback that this class has helpful learning tools that can be applied to individual trips (not just IMR trips) and other group situations. Location is at a private home convenient to the central Boise area (directions provided when you register).

Wilderness First Aid Day 2

BASIC WILDERNESS FIRST AID:

Basic Wilderness First Aid will be held on November 7 and 8 (Saturday and Sunday). It will run a full 8+ hours each day, so it is a healthy time commitment. The course is slated to be held at the Foothills Training Center just north of downtown Boise. Just like the name implies, the course provides basic First Aid instruction for common health issues that occur outdoors, from burns to bites and broken limbs and more. A book is included in the course fee, which is a helpful reference during and after the course.

Because the logistics of the Wilderness First Aid class are challenging, IMR requires a deposit for participants (we have encountered many cancellations just prior to the training, and we commit to the Red Cross to pay for a minimum number). We are finalizing the price, but it will be between $75-$80 which includes a donation to use the Foothills Learning Center. Course fees are at cost—they are not marked up.

Wilderness First Aid

Basic Wilderness First Aid will be held on November 7 and 8 (Saturday and Sunday). It will run a full 8+ hours each day. The course is slated to be held at the Foothills Training Center just north of downtown Boise. Just like the name implies, the course provides basic First Aid instruction for common health issues that occur outdoors, from burns to bites and broken limbs and more. A book is included in the course fee, which is a helpful reference during and after the course.

Because the logistics of the Wilderness First Aid class are challenging, IMR requires a deposit for participants (we have encountered many cancellations just prior to the training, and we commit to the Red Cross to pay for a minimum number). We are finalizing the price, but it will be between $75-$80 which includes a donation to use the Foothills Learning Center. Course fees are at cost—they are not marked up.

May 2009 Happy Trails Hour

Come join IMR members and non-members at a local eatery/watering hole--this month will be at Leku Ona, starting at 6pm. This is a Spanish/Basque restaurant, and according to Trip Advisor’s website--it is the #6 ranked restaurant of 366 in Boise (wow!). It is located at 117 S. 6th Street downtown Boise, just east of Bardenay. Here’s their website: http://www.iparagon.com/lekuona/Our Happy Trails meetings are not meetings, but a way for IMR folks and interested people to get to meet one another and talk about the outdoors. No agendas, no nametags, no reservations. Just come by and ask where the Idaho Mountain Recreation folks are (or ask for me). Questions? Call me.

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