Do you like to spend time outdoors? Be prepared for a backcountry emergency by becoming trained in Wilderness and Remote First Aid. This 2 day training covers the skills needed to care for someone in the wilderness for several hours. Topics covered will include Wound Care, Burns, Bone and Joint Injuries, Allergies and Anaphylaxis, CPR and much more. This course will consist of both classroom lectures as well as outdoor hands-on skills practice. The majority of the course will be taught outside, so be prepared for the weather. Upon successful completion of the written exams and skills assessments, participants will receive the Red Cross Adult & Child CPR/AED and the Red Cross Wilderness and Remote First Aid certificates.

Who is WFA for?
WFA is the perfect course for the outdoor enthusiast or trip leader who wants a basic level of first aid training for short trips with family, friends, and outdoor groups. It also meets the ACA guidelines for summer camp staff.

What is taught?
WFA is 16 hours long (two days) and focuses on the basic skills of

  • response and assessment;
  • musculoskeletal injuries;
  • environmental emergencies;
  • survival skills;
  • soft tissue injuries; and
  • medical emergencies.
  • Dates available:

    • 6/13 – 6/14/2022 (Limited spaces available)
    • 6/16-6/17/2022
  • Registration Fee: $250.00
  • Location: Bryant Pond 4-H Camp, 17 Conservation lane
  • Minimum Age:  18 Years and older
  • Group Limit: 10 per session

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Please note:  As our commitment to ensuring all of our participant’s safety we will limit attendance and will be following all state guidelines for social distancing. We will be following all policies and guidance from the University of Maine.  Please inquire with any questions you may have.