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Wilderness First Aid - Basic

  • Mauch Chunk Lake Park 625 Lentz Trail Jim Thorpe, PA, 18229 United States (map)

Wilderness First Aid provides information on how to handle common injuries and illnesses when medical care is an hour away or more. This one day course is great for hikers, climbers, and outdoor enthusiasts, as well as Search & Rescue crews, Firefighters, and EMS personnel. Students will learn to assess a patient, recognize and treat altitude illness, hemorrhage, sprains, fractures, insect and animal bites, infection and more.

Students will receive a WFA eBook and certifications are valid for two years. There are no course prerequisites but current EMS providers will receive 6.5 continuing education hours (5 med/trauma and 1.5 other).

This course is classroom-based, mostly didactic with hands-on practice as time allows. If you would like more hands-on training in an outdoor setting, register for this course AND the bridge course, held the next day.

Minimum enrollment for this course is 6 students. If minimum enrollment is not met the course may be canceled at the instructor's discretion. If the course is canceled for this or any other reason all registration fees will be refunded and students will be notified ahead of time. Please feel free to contact us with any questions.

Enter EARLY to receive $10 off! (first two only)

Volunteer SAR-Fire-EMS members receive 10% off! (email a photo of your department ID)

Additional discounts for groups of 6+