Wilderness First Aid Training

Wilderness First Aid is national program for high adventure activities. The class is taught under the American Red Cross program. The class is a hands on class for scouts and leaders over the age of 14. Must have a current Adult CPR/AED certification.

The WFA course will introduce the participant to skills necessary to handle basic first aid emergencies in a wilderness setting. The course runs Friday (6:00pm – 10:00pm) and Saturday (8:00 am-8:00 pm).  Check-in is Friday from 5:30-5:45pm.  Participants must be present for all sessions in order to receive completion card.

The course combines lecture with hands-on application of material covered in class. Successful completion of this course certifies the participant in WFA for a period of two years and meets the requirements for Philmont, SeaBase, and other high adventure camps.

Older clothing is recommended, you will be on the ground or floor.  Participants will need to bring a personal water bottle and note taking supplies.  Some training will be outside, so be certain to plan for any outdoor weather conditions. Meals and drinks will NOT be provided during the course.  You will need to bring your own snacks, drinks, and quick to eat meals.

Some, but not all, of the topics covered include:

1 What is wilderness first aid?

2 Patient assessment.

3 Airway management.

4 Hemorrhage control.

5 Shock management.

6 Improvised splinting techniques.

7 Litter construction and carries.

8 Scenario based practice session.

  • Wilderness First Aid March 22 &23, 2024
    March 22, 2024 to March 23