The Siskiyou Snow Dog Sporting Association is offering a Basic First Aid/CPR class to all spectators, volunteers, organizations, advisors and friends.
Those planning to volunteer for the 2010 races are encouraged to attend.
The class is scheduled to be held at the Weed Mercantile Mall Oct. 3 from 8:30 a.m. to mid-afternoon.
Those attending will receive a two-year certification through Life Support Network.
The hands-on course teaches CPR for adults, children (ages 1-12) and infants, as well as Basic First Aid.
Students will learn how to recognize and respond to breathing and cardiac emergencies in the CPR portion of the course. Instructions will be given on the use of an Automatic External Defibrillator.
Basic First Aid will teach students how to respond to other emergencies caused by injury or sudden illness, and review skills.
The class is a fundraiser for the 2010 Siskiyou Sled Dog Races thanks to Mary  Fournier, a 30-plus year EMT, 20-plus year CPR/First Aid instructor; 12-plus year ER tech and 5-plus year cardiac monitor tech.
Fournier is donating her services along with the assistance of local EMTs. She volunteered her medical expertise at the 2009 Siskiyou Sled Dog Races, furnishing medical services at the Deer Mountain start/finish line and at the Four Corners remote checkpoint along the 220 mile distance trail.
Cost will be $45 per person. Pre-registration is suggested. Call 467-3009 or 598-0466 or go to www.siskiyousleddograces.net. Send e-mail to: info@siskiyousleddograces.net.
Siskiyou Sled Dog Races are a project of the Siskiyou Snow Dog Sporting Association, a 501c6 non-profit organization. The Siskiyou Sled Dog Races are held under a Special Use Permit from the U.S.D.A., Klamath National Forest, on a non-discriminatory basis.
The 2010 Sled Dog races are scheduled for the weekend of Jan. 22-24.