Special Events


Special Events

Free Swim Lessons

June 19, 2008 9:00am – 11:00am Registration for **FREE** Swim lessons at the Charles Town Community Pool. Lessons are for Jefferson County residents only. Children must have a physical in order to participate. Physician must sign in the appropriate section on the registration form.

Registration forms are located at your local libraries but must be presented on June 19th at the Charles Town Community Pool on Forrest Avenue or download the form below.

Classes begin June 23 and end on July 3. Class times are 9:00am – 12:00pm.

If you have additional questions, please contact Crystal Moran at (304) 725-5015.

Click here to download a pdf copy of the application to complete and bring to the registration.

Wilderness First Aid Basics

The Eastern Panhandle Chapter of the American Red Cross is pleased to offer Wilderness First
Aid Basics. This is a good basic course in backcountry emergency response for almost any location. This 16 hour course is for those who work, live or play in remote areas – away from the usual EMS service. This class will be held July 7th thru July 10th from 9AM – 3PM at the Jefferson County Office, 1948 Wiltshire Road, Kearneysville. Even though the emergency workers near these areas may be trained to search for and rescue those in need, there may be a delay in the notification of assistance, the time required to get to the patient, or in moving the patient to more advanced treatment.

This class covers assessment and urgent first aid techniques, but not in-depth CPR. Basic first aid skills are covered, making this course appropriate for anyone regardless of experience level. No prerequisites are required. A certification can be issued that has an expiration of 3 years and serves as a Basic First Aid certification as well. A minimum age of 15 is recommended for participants due to the serious nature of the course and scenarios.

The American Camping Association has approved the American Red Cross Wilderness First Aid Basics for the Part C First Aider in their accreditation standards. The Boy Scouts of America have also recommended the Red Cross course.

The cost for this class is $50.00 payable in advance. Please call Crystal Moran at (304) 725-5015 to register.

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