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Defining our community

From: Terrie
Sent on: Saturday, July 7, 2018 12:06 PM

Good morning MAA,

Search and Rescue has been a passion for Dean Rosneau over the last 30 years.  Recently he spoke to REI members about his career and what he's learned from extricating backcountry travelers who often have experienced injuries or medical issues while in remote locations.

#1 on Dean's list of what the outdoor community can do to improve safety and outcomes for all of us, is to be prepared by learning WFA.  Responding to wilderness emergencies always involves risk for rescuers, but the risks can be mitigated by the actions taken by team members of the victim.

As a community, we need to be responsible for responding effectively when an injury or illness occurs to a member of our group in a remote location, when medical care will delayed and environmental factors come into play.

Have you learned WFA yet? Check out the offering below and consider elevating the profile of our community by getting certified.

https://www.meetup.com/maainternational/events/251465120/

Play Safe,

Terrie

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