Q. Why does your work stand out from others who do what you do?
A. my main audience is Boy Scout units preparing for wilderness treks. I present to anyone needing the certification or experience.
Q. What do you like most about your job?
A. Helping to ensure the safety level of adventures into the wilderness and general outdoors areas by volunteers and guides that have the responsibility to lead others
Q. What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A. what are the latest changes to CPR rates? the guidelines are updated about every 5 years. They were updated in 2005 and just recently in 2010.
Q. What do you wish customers knew about you or your profession?
A. I've been scoutmaster of a troop for the past 6 years, taking them on adventures into the wilderness of New Mexico, Washington, Oregon, Colorado, Wyoming, and Minnesota.
Having adult volunteers and scouts trained in first aid makes our outings safer and I am comfortable delegating responsibilities to others.
Q. How did you decide to get in your line of work?
A. Many boy scout troop leaders have very little, if any, training or experience in first aid and emergencies. Helping them prepare for adventure is worth spending my time.
Q. Tell us about a recent job you did that you are particularly proud of.
A. This year, I've presented Wilderness First Aid to nearly 170 people. These are mostly Boy Scout volunteers, but also a group of Engineers Without Borders preparing to help people in Honduras and Guatemala.
Q. If you have a complicated pricing system for your service, please give all the details here.
A. The price for Wilderness First Aid training has a huge range across providers, from $30 to $300, depending on if they are doing it as a service or as a job.
Q. If you were advising someone who wanted to get into your profession, what would you suggest?
A. The Red Cross has an instructor training program which takes an investment of your time and your money. Completing their program is required to become an authorized provider.