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First aid course specifically for fisherman May 9

A first aid course for those who work on water, such as the fishermen from these boats in Gig Harbor, will be held May 9 in Bellingham.
A first aid course for those who work on water, such as the fishermen from these boats in Gig Harbor, will be held May 9 in Bellingham. lgiles@gateline.com

Fishermen can learn first aid for situations they encounter on water during a special course May 9.

The course, approved by the U.S. Coast Guard, will cover CPR, patient assessment, hypothermia, cold water, near drowning, shock, trauma, burns, fractures, choking, immobilization and key components in first aid kits.

The course is from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Port of Bellingham Squalicum Harbor office, 722 Coho Way. The fee is $100, or $50 for active commercial fishermen. It’s put on by the port and the Washington Sea Grant.

To register, call Sarah Fisken with the Washington Sea Grant at 206-543-1225 or email sfisken@u.washington.edu.

The Washington Sea Grant coordinates research, outreach and education about the ocean and coasts, is part of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the U.S. Department of Commerce. It’s housed in the University of Washington’s College of the Environment.

Kyle Mittan: 360-756-2803, @KyleMittan

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