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Wilderness First Aid Training Course

Wilderness First Aid is a 24-hour course for those who do more serious wilderness activities. This training is designed for camp counselors, bicycle patrol members, outdoor enthusiasts, search and rescue teams, law enforcement officers, rangers, Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, leaders and guides. 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 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.

Day 1 - Day

  • Emergency Management/ Documentation
  • wilderness rescue trainingPatient Assesment / BBP / Personal Protection
  • Focused History / Vital Signs
  • Soft Tissue Injuries / Bleeding Management
  • Head and Spinal Injuries
  • Musculoskeletal Injuries
  • Splinting / Dislocations / Fractures
  • Shock / Management

Day 2 - Day

  • Wilderness First Aid Kits / Tenn Essentials / Improvising
  • Medical Emergencies / Allergic Reactions / Etc.
  • Heat & Cold Related Illness / Injuries
  • Environmental Emergencies
  • Hands-on Practice & Written Exam

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Wilderness First Responder Training Course

Wilderness First Responder is an 80 hour course that is the standard for outdoor wilderness professionals and others who want a higher level of training, or require WFR certification. Many organizations require this as part of their job qualifications. It includes all topics covered in the WFA plus numerous additional topics. The course is recommended for Camp Counselors, Bike Patrollers, Outdoor Enthusiast, Search and Rescue Teams, Law Enforcement, Rangers, Boy Scouts, 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. This course does not include CPR instruction. Certification is good for 3 years.

wilderness rescue trainingDay 1

  • Registration
  • Introduction
  • CPR - Optional
  • Emergency Management / Documentation
  • Patient Assessment / BBP / Personal Protection
  • Live Practice Simulation

Day 2

  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • General Concepts
  • wilderness rescue trainingPatient Assessment System
  • ALS or BLS
  • Focused History / Vital Signs
  • Live Practice Simulation

Day 3

  • Circulatory System
  • Respiratory System
  • Fractures
  • Stable Injuries
  • Dislocations
  • Splints
  • wilderness rescue trainingLive Practice Simulation

Day 4

  • Nervous System
  • Wounds, Bandaging
  • Burns
  • General Principles of Trauma
  • Emergency Childbirth
  • Lifting, Moving and Extraction
  • Splints
  • Live Practice Simulation

wilderness rescue trainingDay 5

  • Quiz
  • Toxins, Bites and Stings
  • Altitude or Diving
  • Medical Emergencies
  • Litter Packaging
  • Litter Carries
  • Patient Carries
  • Live Practice Simulation

Day 6

  • wilderness rescue trainingHypothermia
  • ALS or BLS
  • Hyperthermia and Heat Illness
  • Near Drowning
  • Frostbite and Cold Injury
  • Search and Rescue
  • Emergency Shelter Building
  • Live Practice Simulation

Day 7

  • Backcountry Medicine
  • Improvised Litters
  • wilderness rescue trainingSimulation
  • Personal Preparedness
  • Triage
  • Live Practice Simulation

Day 8

  • Live Practice Simulation
  • Review
  • Medical and Legal Issues

Day 9

  • wilderness rescue trainingLive Practice Simulation
  • Review
  • Written

Day 10

  • Live Simulation - Final

Wilderness First Aid Training Course - Boy Scouts

ECSI is your source for Boy Scouts of America Wilderness First Aid The Emergency Care and Safety Institute is pleased to announce a new venture with the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) to provide training based on BSA's new Wilderness First Aid Curriculum and Doctrine Guidelines.

Based on BSA's 16-hour Wilderness First Aid Curriculum, ECSI's Wilderness First Aid Field Guide and Boy Scouts of America Wilderness First Aid meet course requirements and address everything individuals need to know to prevent and treat emergencies in remote areas.

Including:

  • Bleeding and wound care
  • Burns, bites, and stings
  • Bone, joint, and muscle injuries
  • Cold- and heat-related illnesses
  • Altitude illnesses, and much more!

Wilderness Survival Training 10 Hrs

This training is for the hikers or any one that  might have to spend a night in the woods and being prepared.

Topics covered:

  • Fire
  • Water
  • Shelter
  • Food
  • Personal Protection
  • Personal Tools
  • Over Night Training

More to come. See Calendar for times and locations.


Please contact our office to schedule your training


 All programs are catered to your work environment and needs.