Wilderness First Aid

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Classes are fun with lots of hands-on skills practice. The emphasis is on making good decisions by staying calm and safe, doing a good patient assessment, and having good communication and leadership. Join our classes, where it is safe to learn and OK to make mistakes.

Wilderness First Aid – 16 hours

In addition to a half day of outdoor scenario practice of first aid and leadership skills, this class focuses on practicing skills and covering: patient assessment, shock and bleeding, head and spinal injuries, wounds, musculoskeletal injuries, heat and cold illnesses and much more. Gain some good tools and knowledge to handle a wilderness first aid emergency. Successful completion of class includes a 3 year Wilderness First Aid certificate.
Cost: $110* per student, 14-24 students – cost to the host of class. Not student cost.
Adult CPR available for $35 per student – cost to the host of class. Not student cost.

ASHI Wilderness First Aid card is available (for boyscout leaders) if needed. Contact Bobbie for details.

Wilderness Advanced First Aid – 40 hours

Want more practice and skills but just cannot take the time for a 72-80 hour class? This is a perfect option. 5 days focused on wilderness first aid skills for those who lead or individuals who adventure in the backcountry. This class is for those who do not need a Wilderness First Responder but want more than can be offered in a 2 day wilderness first aid class. More scenarios, skills and leadership practice. This class can also serve as a WFR Recert.  Successful completion of class includes a 3 year Wilderness Advanced First Aid and a 2 year Adult and Child CPR/AAED certificates.
Cost: $200* per student, 14-30 students – cost to the host of class. Not student cost.

Wilderness First Responder – 80 hours

This longer class covers more than the core topics in the Wilderness First Aid and Wilderness Advanced First Aid classes. But the key difference after this class is your confidence. You will have practiced and practiced and practiced. This class usually has 3 full days of outdoor scenarios in addition to mini scenarios and skills practices every session. Successful completion of class includes a 3 year Wilderness First Responder and a 2 year CPR for the Professional Rescuer certificates.
Cost: $270* per student, 14-30 students – cost to the host of class. Not student cost.

Wilderness First Responder Recertification/Refresher – 24 hours

This class is for Wilderness First Responders who need to recertify or wish to refresh their skills. We will review the WFR topics and skills, update your skills and knowledge to current standards, and practice, practice, practice. Will involve pre-class reading and review. Wilderness First Responder certification is available upon successful completion of the class.
Pre-requisites: WFR card from less than 4 years ago.
Cost: $160* per student, 10-24 students – cost to the host of class. Not student cost.

* Transportation, lodging and meal costs for instructors, may need to be covered, depending on location of class.

Individuals can click on Calendar for information on classes they can join .

Customized classes are also available.