Wilderness First Aid (WFA) is a 16-20 hour program of instruction addressing wilderness environments created by special situations not usually encountered in an urban or suburban environment. When a person becomes injured or ill in the wilderness, the time and distance to traditional emergency medical services may be hours or even days. First aid providers in a wilderness setting will be faced with limited resources, will have to care for a patient for a much longer time period, and must make decisions about when and how fast to evacuate a patient. The goal of this program is to provide learners a valuable and enjoyable hands-on training in wilderness first aid. The fundamental objective is to teach a simple, practical approach that helps students develop the knowledge, skills, and confidence to respond to and care for an injured or ill person in a wilderness environment for an extended period of time.that affords the participant the skill sets to deliver casualty care in rural, wilderness, and technical rescue environments, making critical medical and evacuation decisions. Training is conducted in the field setting through didactic, practicum and simulation training exercises (STX).
Limited to 24 Participants
National Association for Search and Rescue (NASAR) Wilderness First Aid (WFA)
1. How you train is how you perform! Wilderness First Aid continues under continues forward regardless the weather (w/ exception of lightning). Be prepared to conduct training in wet, muddy, cold or hot environments.