Wilderness First Aid (WFA)

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Wilderness First Aid classAccidents happen. People get hurt, sick, or lost. The temperature drops, the wind picks up, and it starts to rain. Would you know what to do? Many backcountry emergencies are preventable, and even when bad things happen, sometimes the wrong care can make things worse. By learning a few basic skills, you can make the difference between a good outcome and a bad one — and maybe even save a life. The two-day Wilderness First Aid (WFA) course creates a solid foundation in the basics of backcountry medical care.

Program dates:  No 2020 Dates at this time, please check back.

Residential $295.00

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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.