The next sessions of Winter Survival will be conducted September 14–18, 2020.

This workshop shows you how to prepare mentally and physically if you become stranded in a life-threatening winter storm. You will learn what attitude and equipment are needed to survive the cold. You will also find out how to recognize the symptoms of hypothermia and how to treat them.

Topics include:

  • A brief history of winter survival events
  • Preparing yourself mentally and physically
  • Signs and symptoms of hypothermia
  • First-aid
  • Proper attire for the season
  • Survival kits
  • Survival tips and tricks
    • In a vehicle
    • ATV/UV
    • Outdoors

Winter Survival is an elective course in the Roads Scholar Program.

Who Should Attend

  • Snowplow Operators
  • Transportation workers, or anyone else who may be at risk of becoming trapped in bad weather or who may need to offer emergency treatment to stranded motorists


Scott Alquist is a 32 year safety professional specializing in construction safety, general industry safety and hazardous materials. Scott has completed the National Highway Institute “Train the Trainer” program and is an Occupational Safety and Health Administration authorized instructor. Currently, he is the Program Manager for Truckee Meadows Community College's Safety Center.


Complete the below form to register. The registration fee is $30 and is payable by check or credit card.

For check payment, send a check with a copy of your Registration confirmation email to Applied Pavement Technology, Inc., Airport Plaza Office Building, 1755 E. Plumb Lane, Suite 264, Reno, Nevada 89502, Attn: Tracey Smith. For credit cards (all major types accepted), you may pay using the registration form, or the option on the Training page.

Cancellations must be made one week prior to the workshop to receive a 50% refund.  Substitutions are accepted.  No shows will forfeit their registration fee. For questions, please call 775-420-4811 or email