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Saturday, January 25, 2014: Trail Watch Academy - Muriel Wright Center

Published on: 1/17/2014 10:31 AM
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Saturday, January 25, 2014: Trail Watch Academy – Muriel Wright CenterTRAIL WATCH ACADEMY - Full
Saturday, January 25, 2014
9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Muriel Wright Center

This training is at capacity. For more information or to get on the waitlist, please contact volunteer@prk.sccgov.org or 408-918-4930. The next Trail Watch Academy will be held May 3.

Trail Watch Volunteer Patrollers are a vital link between the park and the public. As a Trail Watch volunteer you will demonstrate to park visitors proper trail use. You will interact with park visitors, answering questions and providing information. You also help identify hazards and violations and report these to Park Rangers.

Trail Watch Patrollers become certified to administer first aid for minor injuries or illness, as well as perform basic life support and EMS activation for major incidents. There are four types of Trail Watch Patrol: hiker, equestrian, bicyclist, and motorcycle (equestrian and motorcycle Trail Watch patrollers must pass an additional skills test).

Trail Watch Academy provides you the necessary skills to perform Trail Watch Patroller duties. Training includes: orientation to County Parks and the Trail Watch program, policy and procedures, patrol techniques, radio use and “tabletop scenarios.” American Red Cross first aid/CPR/AED certification is provided at a separate training. Please call for details or to sign up.

The course begins at 9:00 a.m. at the Muriel Wright Center, 298 Bernal Rd in San Jose. The academy will be held in the training room. Pre-registration is required.

For more information on the Trail Watch program or to sign up for the academy, please email the Volunteer Program at volunteer@prk.sccgov.org or call (408) 918-4930.
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