First Aid and Rescue

Red Cross Standard First Aid & CPR C

Red Cross Standard First Aid & CPR C

Date:  Saturday, May 18th and Monday, May 20th (May long weekend)

Time: 9 am - 5 pm

Location: 10 Chesterton Drive near Merivale & Meadowlands (Parkwood Church basement)

Cost: $110 including tax.  Free parking.

Minimum age: 12 years (teen friendly)

Instructor: Paula Whaley of National Capital FIrst Aid

Contact:  Karen Hurd phone (613) 823-8601.  Four spots left.

100% attendance, skills demonstration and 75% on a written exam required for certification.

Certification is good for 3 years.

Baby It's Cold Outside

Baby It's Cold Outside

Here is an interesting website about dealing with cold that is funded by the government of Canada. Gerry G stars in the lost skiers episode.

Red Cross Standard First Aid Course

Red Cross Standard First Aid Course June 11-12

with CPR C and AED

June 11-12, 9 am - 5:30 pm each day (Saturday & Sunday)
Cost $80 plus tax - club members only

Location: RA Centre Courtside A Room

Ages: 12 & up
Typical wilderness scenarios will be included.
Certification card is good for 3 years. First aid manual is included in this cost.
Wear comfortable clothes. Bring a lunch & snacks.
You may call (613) 736-6224 or visit the RA Centre east desk to register. Barcode 8915.
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RACCC members for 2 years or longer can apply for a first aid training subsidy in the fall.
A subsidy may cover up to 50% of the cost of first aid training.




Note: this course is full (15 registrants maximum)


This course is open to RA and RACCC Members as well as non-members!
Wilderness First Aid is a short and intensive course for those working, playing, and traveling, in remote environments.
The training prepares students to make decisions on whether injuries are serious or not, improvise equipment, provide life-saving treatments, and assist those with more training.

This course is fun and hands-on with many topics covered over a short period of time.  The course has both indoor classroom and outdoor scenario practices – participants need to dress appropriately.




SPOT Personal Tracker

SPOT Personal Tracker


2017 - The SPOT is no longer available for club use.


Thanks to a generation donation from Laco and Lynette, Trip Leaders now have access to this resource for their next club trip. The SPOT sends messages via satellites to website and/or designated email recipients.


To post a message indicating either:

   - OK: we are here & we are OK; OR

   - HELP: we are here & we need help; OR

   - SOS/911: we are here & we need SAR right away.

Track Progress showing the users location (GPS coordinates)

  - Check out the map of last 7 days of usage of the RACCC SPOT: RACCC SPOT Map


About/How to Use:

 - SPOT Website

 - SPOT User's Manual


Trip Leader/Participants Responsibilities:

  - Organizing a float plan, ‘guardian angel’ and ‘emergency action plan’ (Transport Canada Requirements)

  - Supplying batteries (if required) 2 Lithium AA batteries are required

  - Replacing the Unit if damaged or lost

  - Any additional costs associated with search and rescue, medical care or other emergency support should the need arise to use the SPOT while on your trip.


RACCC Trip leaders can borrow the SPOT free of charge for club trips. Available on a first come first serve basis with longer more remote trips will have priority. Contact: Spot Administrator  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 - Minimum  2 weeks notice required  (to confirm availability and set up)

-  Complete the Spot request form (Attachment) which requires:

    - A brief description of your trip (450 characters max.: dates, route,

    - The name, email and telephone of your Guardian Angel**

    - 1-6 e-mail addresses (recipients of: OK messages).

    - 1-6 e-mail addresses (recipients of the Help message who will enact your help directives participants*


** This is the main point of contact in case of emergency. They must have a copy of trip details, participants,

emergency contact and help directives enact your 'help directives'.)

* SPOT auto-sends this info to SAR in case of 911 message will go to closest SAR organization