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.
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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.
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.
This training is for the hikers or any one that might have to spend a night in the woods and being prepared.
More to come. See Calendar for times and locations.
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