Deb Ajango presented with the Charles (Reb) Gregg Award in 2012 for exceptional leadership, service and innovation in wilderness risk management.

Deb Ajango presented with the Paul K. Petzoldt Award in 2014 for excellence in wilderness education.

SafetyEd Projects and Clients

SafetyEd provides diverse services, and classes and consultations have taken place nationwide as well as overseas.

The following list offers examples of SafetyEd projects and work experience:

  • Review of operating procedures for a variety of programs, such student conservation groups, wilderness adventure programs, and wilderness therapy programs..
  • Field-based rescue trainings for the National Park Service, FAA, and Alaska Regional LifeFlight.
  • Accident investigations following serious incidents; service as expert witness at trials.
  • Revamping a university outdoor program following two student fatalities.
  • Safety audits for a wide variety of progams that work in outdoor/remote environments.
  • Assessing and modifying a nationwide safety training program for large governmental agency.
  • Re-writing a nationwide emergency action plan for large governmental agency.
  • Developing a risk management plan for an international Arctic research site.
  • Providing on-site consultation for an outdoor program in the Middle East's United Arab Emirates.
  • Risk assessments of remote field projects for the Alaska Department of Fish & Game.
  • Key-note speaker and regular presenter throughout United States and abroad.

The following is a list of past and present SafetyEd clients:

  • Universities
  • National Park Service
  • FAA
  • LifeFlight Air Ambulance
  • The Bureau of Land Mgmt.
  • The Alaska Dept. of Fish & Game
  • Therapeutic wilderness programs
  • The National Marine Fisheries Service
  • The Barrow Arctic Science Consortium
  • For-profit and not-for-profit outdoor adventure and education programs
  • Private guiding services