CPR – adult, child, & infant, with Tom Burroughs
04/07/2024 @ 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Registration will be through Ozark Safety And Rescue Educators (OSRA). We will post here when registration is open. Spots for the course will be preserved for MWA and Missouri Team River Runner (TRR) and Mississippi River Water Trail Association (MRWTA) until 60 days prior (then wide open to all).
This three-hour Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) Certification course is an official training in the basic emergency medical procedure against cardiac arrest. The courses teaches people how to execute chest compression with artificial ventilation or an Automatic External Defibrillator (AED). The goal is to preserve a person’s organ/brain function and avoid tissue decompensation until medical help can be engaged. The course will cover these processes for adults, children, and infants. All mandatory program supplies and a course field guide are provided by Ozark Safety and Rescue Educators (OSRE) as part of the program cost.
Successful completion of the entire program will result in a two-year nationally recognized CPR Certification through American CPR. This course meets the requirement of all ACA instructors.
We will start promptly at 6:00 pm and will be finishing by 9:30 pm. Please arrive a few minutes early to complete the waivers and paperwork. You are welcome to bring a cooler with your own food/drink. Lodging: There are nearby hotels & Airbnb.
Location: National Great Rivers Museum, 2 Lock and Dam Way, East Alton, IL 62024.
Taught by Tom Burroughs, SwiftwaterRescue@gmail.com, 479-595-1655
ACA Safety and Rescue Committee Chair
ACA L-5 Advanced Swiftwater Rescue Instructor Trainer Educator
ACA L-4 Whitewater Kayak Instructor Trainer Educator
ACA L-4 Whitewater Rafting Instructor Trainer
2015 ACA “Excellence in Instruction” National Award Recipient
ITRA Level 3V Swiftwater Rescue Instructor
NREMT/EMT-W/MPIC – Wilderness Medicine Instructor
Team Leader- Washington CO AR Search and Rescue team
Director, Ozark Safety and Rescue Educators / Clear Creek Paddlesports
Member- Wilderness Medical Society
Please read the letter that will be sent to registrants from the instructor and reach out if you have any questions, to Tom about the course (see above); for other logistics, to Sally Haywood 314-374-9206 <firstname.lastname@example.org >; or Melissa Sauter 314-681-9372 <email@example.com>
Cost: $50. Minimum registrants 6 (for course to happen); Maximum 12.
See MWA Training Reimbursement Policy. MWA reimburses for certain trainings with an MWA volunteer commitment expectation. You do need to fill out a web-based reimbursement request after you volunteer.
Military service members or veterans, Team River Runner (TRR) has a grant that will enable them to reimburse you after the successful completion of this course. If interested, please contact Tom Cooke, the StL TRR Chapter Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 314-707-0150. For reimbursement, the expectation is that use your new skills as a future volunteer with TRR.