Knowing the basics of first aid an be incredibly valuable in the event of an emergency. But, there is special knowledge required when first aid is necessary and medical facilities aren't nearby.

Colorado Parks and Wildlife experts want to teach people who enjoy outdoor activities how to deal with medical issues by hosting a free seminar titled 'Outdoor First Aid 101.'

The seminar is designed to teach attendees the best ways to administer first aid while away from the quick response of medical help due to their location.

Some of the first aid skills taught will be treating wounds, what steps to take in the event of broken bones, dealing with illness, and treating hypothermia. The course will also address liability concerns when giving first aid in the field.

The seminar is Wednesday, July 27 from 6 p.m. until 10 p.m. at the Colorado Parks and Wildlife Grand Junction Education Building.

While the first aid seminar is free, space is limited so preregistration is required.