Focus on Health & Safety
ARCC’S RISK MANAGEMENT & SAFETY RECORD
Our programs are extremely well planned — leaving little to chance.
Almost every minute of every day of our programs is planned in advance. Activities, meals, service projects, transportation, etc. are organized by our experienced office staff up to a year in advance of the departure date of any program. This way, we are able to arm our trip leaders with an extremely well planned and detailed itinerary, which allows them to better focus on the well being of their students, which in turn leads to safer programs.
ADVANCED MEDICAL TRAINING
All ARCC Program Leaders are required to have at minimum a Wilderness First Responder (WFR) Certification, which is roughly 80 hours of active backcountry first aid training.
Prior to leading programs for ARCC, all leaders are required to be up-to-date with their WFR training as well as attend an additional 10 days of staff training and trip preparation. While these first aid skills are most frequently used for scrapes, bruises, blisters, and general traveler sickness, we’ve found that this level of medical training prepares our leaders to respond to a range of potential events including emergencies.