Wilderness First Aid is a 24 hour wilderness training course for those who do more serious wilderness activities. It is the choice of many wilderness. Training designed for camp counselors, bike patrollers, outdoor enthusiasts, search and rescue teams, law enforcement, rangers, Boy Scouts of America, Girl Scouts leaders and guides, as well as backcountry hikers. It is also suitable for those who will be participating in 1-4 day trips where they may have to care for a patient for hours before help can arrive.
WFA presents wilderness topics in more detail, provides more time for skills practice, and also includes role-playing wilderness accident scenarios. This course does not include CPR instruction. Certification is good for 3 years.
This class meets the requirements for Wilderness First Aid established by Boy Scouts of America Philmont Scout Ranch in New Mexico. The course is recommended for camp counselors, outdoor enthusiast, search and rescue teams, law enforcement, rangers, Boy and Girl Scouts leaders and guides and those who are in the backcountry for extended periods and may have to care for a patient for days.
The course length may vary depending on whether the class has had previous training, or does enough reading and preparation to reduce the need for extended lectures. Skills’ training is intensive, with many role-playing wilderness accident scenarios.
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