FAQ about Wilderness First Aid Classes

In populated areas, emergency personnel will be close by to provide aid during times of crisis. The same is not true in remote areas such as mountains, deserts, and forests. While these areas offer natural beauty and breathtaking landscapes, if an emergency were to occur, help would not be on hand for some time. If you are an avid hiker or camper or are planning a trip to a national park, taking wilderness first aid classes could help you save a life in the event of an injury or emergency situation.

Q: What Is Wilderness First Aid?

A: Wilderness first aid is the ability to provide medical care while taking into account the time it would take for medical professionals to arrive, the equipment needed to reach the injured person or persons, and the environmental extremes that might be present while doing so.

Q: What Is the Main Use of Wilderness First Aid?

A: While taking wilderness first aid classes will not give you the same level of training as emergency medical personnel, it will provide you with the knowledge needed to intervene during emergencies that transpire in remote areas. It will allow you to buy the time needed for medical professionals to arrive on the scene, which could mean the difference between life and death for the injured person.

Q: What Will the Classes Entail?

A: Our wilderness first aid classes will focus on:

Scene Safety & Environmental Conditions

Patient Assessment

Injuries to the Head, Spine, Thorax, Abdominal Area, and Extremities, as well as to the Bones, Joints, and Soft Tissues

Common & Severe Allergies

The Use of Wilderness First Aid Kits

Q: What Courses Do You Offer?

A: We offer three wilderness first aid classes of varying lengths:

Wilderness First Aid Basic – 8 Hours

Wilderness First Aid Standard – 16 Hours

Wilderness First Aid Advanced – 36 Hours