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Wilderness First Aid Training

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ECSI Wilderness First Aid Course

Wilderness First Aid (WFA) is the assessment of and treatment given to an ill or injured person in a remote environment where definitive care of a physician and/or rapid transport is not readily available.

Time is the major element distinguishing Wilderness First Aid from Standard First Aid.  When calling 911 is not an immediate option, or when help is hours or even days away, the task of treating the ill or injured can challenge your "standard" first aid skills.  Heat, cold, rain, wind, darkness, and distance over land or water may separate you from definitive care and evacuation may also need to be improvised from what is available. Communication with the "outside world" may be limited or unavailable.  All of these things may very well be part of the WFA world.

The course is for those who plan trips to remote areas far from "normal" EMS Services, providing hands-on skills practice for the remote site.

Wilderness First Aid is required at each B.S.A high-adventure location. Check the specific locations for specific requirements and exceptions.

When: Friday, May 10, 2024 through Sunday May 12, 2024. Class will be held Saturday, May 11 from 8am-6pm and Sunday from 8am-12 noon. A campsite will be reserved for Wilderness First Aid participants who wish to camp. Those who want to camp for the weekend may check-in Friday evening after 6pm.

Where: Akridge Scout Reservation in the main Administration Building
1910 Baden Powell Way, Dover, DE 19904

What will be provided: Coffee and water will be provided. Lunch on Saturday will also be provided. You will need to provide your own breakfast prior to class and your own dinner. Please report any dietary restrictions/allergies to the Course Director at the time of registration.  

Requirements: Each participant must be a registered Scout or Scouter, be over the age of 14, and have a current AED/CPR certification.

Price: The cost of the course is $120, for which you will receive an ECSI WFA Field Guide, handouts, and upon completion a card that is good for two years. 

The course will be limited to 16 participants.

Questions or Concerns: Please contact Patrick Weaver, Course Director at or (302) 632-0942.

Cancellation Policy: All refund requests should be directed to Del-Mar-Va Council Outdoor Programs Department, 1910 Baden Powell Way, Dover DE 19904. Refunds will be given only if the the Outdoor Program Office in writing at least 14 days prior to the start of the event. There will be no refund for cancellations within two weeks of the event attendance except for medical reasons. Partial refunds for cancellations due to medical reasons will require a doctor's note.
When & Where
Wilderness First Aid Training
Akridge Scout Reservation
Friday 05-10-2024 6:00 PM ET to
Sunday 05-12-2024 4:00 PM ET Past
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