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Date Tuesday  9/14/2021
Group Denver
Event Title DEN Backcountry Incident Management Seminar
Start Time 7:00 AM
End Time 5:00 PM
Status Approved
Leader Rich McAdams
Group Price $20.00
NonGroup Price $20.00
Leader Price $20.00
Available Participants 3
Type Members Only (Programs/Education)


Event location and logistics to be provided in a separate email.

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To request acceptance into the course, or seek additional information, please contact Rich McAdams at

Once accepted into the course students will be provided a passcode to register and pay their enrollment fee through the CMC Calendar.


Although rare within the CMC, backcountry incidents when they do happen are stressful, confusing, and the wrong activities can potentially compound to make a bad situation even worse. For those who have always wanted a means to review, practice, and improve the skills needed to successfully manage the initial aspects of an unforeseen incident, the CMC now offers the Backcountry Incident Management Seminar.

This all day event will have students simultaneously rotating through four stations, with each station emphasizing one aspect (one role) typically required to manage and mitigate the consequences of a backcountry incident. These roles consist of a First Aid Team, a Go-for-Help Team (aka the Help Team), a Spend-the-Night team (aka the Bivvy Team), and an Incident Manager Team. The IM Team will coordinate the actions and activities of the other three roles.

The BIM seminar in intended to dovetail into the Wilderness First Aid curriculum. Typically, the WFA course would place 80% emphasis on the diagnosis and application of first aid, and 20% on incident management. The new BIM Seminar will consist of 20% first aid and 80% on the incident management activities.

Course enrollment fee will be $20. Additional information (field day logistics and homework) will be provided to students accepted into the course. Priority will be given to CMC trip leaders. Enrollment is limited to eight students per session.

Seminar prerequisite: Successful completion of a recent Wilderness First Aid (WFA) course.



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