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  • Mar 30
  • 18:30:00
  • Clark Hall


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  • 20:00:00
  • Clark Hall


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Hey guys! A friend of mine told me about an event coming up that I think a lot of people might be interested in – it’s a talk on wilderness survival tips & myths, given by an expert in the field who is being flown in from Washington State. Read on if you’re interested! (No need to RSVP/sign up for the trip – I’m just getting the word out)

“Ever wonder how legitimate those survival shows on TV are? Can you count on the survival tips offered in your latest outdoors magazine? UVA honors engineering Rodman Scholars presents…

Myths and Misconceptions of Survival
the keynote lecture in our semester series, “Worst Case Scenarios: Surviving 21st Century Disasters.”

Wed March 30, 6:30pm
UVA’s Brown(Clark) Library, Room 108

Emergency management and survival expert Ralph Wilfong will be joining us all the way from Washington State to help sift through the mass of alleged survival knowledge that exists in today’s media and word of mouth. Join us to learn the do’s and don’ts of wilderness survival and how to endure this outdoorsman’s worst case scenario.

Ralph Wilfong has been active in search and rescue and the emergency management field for over 30 years. Originally from Virginia, Ralph served as the VA state SAR coordinator and assisted in the original development of FEMA’s Urban Search and Rescue program. Currently, Ralph is a police officer in Spokane, WA. He continues to work in emergency management and teach aviation survival for the Department of Homeland Security, Customs and Border Protection, Air and Marine Operations, and for the United States Coast Guard. He is an EMT, a certified rescue diver and a pilot. Don’t miss this opportunity to hear from one of the field’s premier experts.

Parking is available behind Clark Library at UVA. There will also be a similar presentation at the health district office on Wednesday morning for anyone who would like to attend but is not available in the evening. Questions? Please contact Julia Freeburg (”




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