About Our Wilderness First Aid Course

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Wilderness First Aid (WFA) is a course for everyone planning a remote high adventure, ranging from lay responders to medical professionals. It focuses on prevention, assessment, and treatment for ill or injured people in a remote environment where definitive care by 911 responders is not readily available. This delayed transport is defined as being an hour or more away from advanced care.

In cities, emergency care is an expectation provided by the 911 EMS system (EMS, FIRE, LE), and this time frame can be met. However, in remote, austere locations where these services may not be readily available, this timeframe might not be met. This is where someone trained in wilderness first aid can step in and buy time until more advanced services can respond.

What Our Course Covers

This wilderness first aid training will address scene safety; patient assessments; head, spine, thorax, abdominal, and extremity injuries; bone and joint injuries; soft tissue injuries; allergies; environmental aspects; wilderness first aid kits. Guides (e.g., Sierra Club), clubs, hunters, hikers, adventurists, and anyone who steps outside would benefit from these training classes.

  • Wilderness First Aid Basic is 8 Hours
  • Wilderness First Aid Standard is 16 Hours (Meets the Boy Scouts of America Curriculum)
  • Wilderness First Aid Advanced is 36 Hours

Choose Us For Training

Whether you’re a volunteer, first responder, hiking enthusiast, or a seasoned medical professional, having the skills to navigate various outdoor terrains makes you even more helpful when an emergency arises. In our wilderness first aid classes, you’ll learn the fundamentals of treating various injuries and medical issues while dealing with harsh environmental factors.

Additionally, our crew specializes in scenario-based training, so you’re always prepared. Drawing on years of hands-on experience, our highly skilled instructors walk you through a variety of exercises designed to prepare you for handling everything from broken bones to abdominal injuries.

Contact us today to learn more about our training options. We proudly provide rescue and first aid courses for professionals and lay people alike.