On December 3, Washington Sea Grant and the Gig Harbor BoatShop at Eddon Boatyard will be co-sponsoring a Coast Guard-approved “First Aid at Sea” workshop. The class will cover topics like hypothermia and near drowning while at sea. Participants will learn how to respond to shock, trauma, burns, fractures, and choking. CPR training, patient assessment, and use of marine first aid kits will also be taught.
The Washington Sea Grant, established in 1971 and based in the University of Washington College of the Environment, fosters understanding of the marine environment and encourages sea-related careers.
It’s part of the Sea Grant network of colleges that support both those employed in the marine industry and the marine environment itself. The Sea Grant colleges accomplish this through research, technical expertise, and supporting education programs like the first aid workshop.
The workshop will be held at the Gig Harbor BoatShop, located at 3805 Harborview Drive, Gig Harbor, on Monday, December 3, from 0900 hours to 1700 hours. There is a $100 registration fee or just a $50 fee for active commercial fishermen. Registration is required. Contact Sarah Fisken (firstname.lastname@example.org) to register or call (206) 543-1225.