Wilderness First Aid

Wilderness First Aid (WFA) is the assessment of and treatment given to an ill or injured person in a remote environment where definitive care by medical personnel and/or rapid transport is not readily available. This course goes beyond what you may know as “first aid.” It teaches skills required for medical emergencies in the wild. The purpose is to train participants to manage the situation.

Course Requirements:
Length: 16 hours
Age Requirement: 14 years or older
Length of Certification: 3 years (2 year renewal recommended)
Pre-requisites: Current CPR/AED certification is required; Basic First Aid is recommended

This class meets the requirements for Wilderness First Aid established by Boy Scouts of America.

Course Modules include:

  • Patient assessment
  • Chest injuries
  • Shock
  • Head (brain) and spinal injuries
  • Eye & Facial injuries
  • Bone and joint injuries
  • Burns
  • Wounds and wound infection
  • Abdominal problems
  • Hypothermia
  • Heat problems
  • Lightning
  • Altitude illnesses
  • Submersion incidents
  • Allergies and anaphylaxis
  • Biological Hazards
  • Wilderness first-aid kits
  • Scenario Practice
  • Emergency communication options
The course fee is $150. Special discounts apply to all BSA members. Contact us for these rates.
The certification card is given to after successful completion of the class.