Field Notes: The Polar Field Services Newsletter

Arctic Field Training

At Toolik Field Station

Ever wrestled a bear? Started a fire with two sticks?

Learn how to avoid these situations by attending an Arctic Field Training (AFT) course at Toolik Field Station sponsored by CH2M HILL Polar Services (CPS). We offer two course levels this summer, so come learn new skills or freshen up on your old ones.

Two-hour courses cover the following topics:

  • Bear safety
  • Threats to life
  • Hypothermia and heat exhaustion
  • Dressing for the field
  • Staying found

Full day courses cover the following topics:

  • All topics covered in the two-hour session (see above) and:
  • What’s in a survival bag
  • Water treatment
  • Starting a fire
  • Helicopter safety
  • Making better decisions

Two-hour course schedule:

  • Monday, June 20 7:30 to 9:30 pm
  • Tuesday, June 21 1 to 3 pm
  • Monday, July 11 7:30 to 9:30 pm
  • Tuesday, July 12 1 to 3 pm
  • Wednesday, August 3 1 to 3 pm
  • Wednesday, August 3 7:30 to 9:30 pm

Full day course schedule (With 1-hour lunch break):

  • Monday, June 20 8 am to 5 pm
  • Tuesday, August 2 8 am to 5 pm

Interested? At Toolik Field Station, contact the Helo Coordinator; or email karla at  polarfield.com for more information.

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