Wilderness First Aid provides information on how to handle common injuries and illnesses when medical care is an hour away or more. This two day standard level course is accepted by state health departments across the USA (even Alaska!). It is recognized by national organizations such as the American Camp Association and the Boy Scouts of America. This course is perfect for anyone whose job or position requires Wilderness First Aid certification.
For day one, register and attend the basic course 8am-5pm on Saturday, September 23rd. This counts as the first eight hours of the standard course. We will break at 5pm for 30 minutes and then return from 5:30pm-7:30pm.
On day two, Sunday, September 24th, we will be on the Appalachian Trail from 8am-6pm. Plan for about 5 miles of hiking interspersed with six 1-hour hands-on training sessions. We will be practicing the skills learned the previous day: bandaging, splinting, evacuating a patient, and more.
Certifications are valid for two years. Students will receive a WFA Field Guide (included). Minimum registration for this course is 6 students. If minimum registration is not met the course will be canceled. If the course is canceled for this or any other reason, all registration fees will be refunded. Please feel free to contact us with any questions.