In addition to course instructors, at least one teaching assistant will be assigned to each course.
There will be a minimum of two staff members on any given outing. One must be a course instructor, the other may be an instructor or TA with training appropriate to the course. (Whenever a class goes onto a glacier there must be at least one Instructor or Teacher’s Assistant (TA) for every four students.)
Instructors will inform TA’s of their responsibilities during an outing. The instructor will define the TA’s role in the class to the students.
We will attempt to give Outdoor Leadership Certificate students opportunities to work as TA’s when they have the appropriate qualifications.
Prior to leaving, an online Trip Report (Part 1) must be submitted. The Trip Report must include a detailed plan of the area in which the outing is to take place complete with departure time and the estimated time of return. Prior to leaving on an outing, Instructors will meet with Kevin Krein 796-6362 work, 321-0532 cell, and explain the plans for where the outing will be taking place.
Only those Forest Service lands that are specified in the permit will be available for use on outings. Those areas outside of what has been permitted are not to be used. Instructors must meet with the Program Director (Kevin) and review the Forest Service Permits before an outing.
First Aid / Emergency Protocol
At least one of the instructors will have medical training certification at the level of Wilderness First Responder or higher. The other instructor will have medical training certification of First Aid/CPR or higher.
Instructors will ensure that all first aid and other appropriate gear kits are brought along on outings. The particular lists of safety gear for each course will be specified in the Safety Plan attached.
Detailed emergency protocols are outlined in the Safety Plan and the Instructor and TA must be familiar with these procedures before going into the field. There are also laminated lists of emergency procedures that can be found in the First Aid kits.
Communications equipment (e.g. cell phone, satellite phone, FM Radio etc.) must be brought along on all outings. Instructors must inform the Program Director to inform him of what communications equipment is being brought along.
After returning from an outing, Instructors must call the Program Director and confirm that all individuals are present and accounted for.
Student Activity Center
When reasonable, outings should start and finish at the SAC.
Students are prohibited from leaving an outing early.
After an outing the Instructor must: 1) phone 465-6282 ASAP and, 2) fill out Part 2 of the online Trip Report. The Program Director reviews trip reports every term. Instructors should discuss details and suggestions as these will help to improve courses and the Program overall. The Trip Reports are also important as part of the requirements of the Forest Service Permits.
If there is an accident or some major difficulty on an outing, an Incident / Accident report must be filled out as well. These forms are found online.
When possible, UAS vans should be used to transport students from the SAC to the area in which the course outing will take place. Instructors are responsible for making arrangements to use vans. Lisa Ward (465-6405) is in charge of van assignments and will issue the keys. Please make arrangements early. Inform Lisa if a booked vehicle is not needed to free it for others.