Wilderness First Aid
WILDERNESS FIRST AID
What is wilderness first aid?
Wilderness first aid, or “WFA”, is a generic term that commonly refers to any training course that focuses on prevention, assessment, and treatment for an ill or injured person in a remote environment where definitive care by a physician and/or rapid transport is not readily available. This is defined as being an hour or more away from advanced care. WFA courses are intended for anyone planning a remote high adventure, from lay responders to medical professionals.
The BSA has partnered with Emergency Care & Safety Institute (ECSI) to design a blended learning format that combines 8-hours of online learning with 8-hours of in-person learning and skills testing.
PROIR TO THE IN-PERSON TRAINING - Participants must already be First Aid/CPR certified. (A pre-requisite for the WFA Course) Participants must complete the BSA Wilderness First Aid Navigate Course via the ECSI Website. There is a cost of $40 for this online 8-Hour training, that will be at your own expense. BSA WILDNERNESS FIRST AID NAVIGATE COURSE
You will then need to e-mail your online Wilderness First Aid Navigate Course completion certificate AND First Aid/CPR certificate to email@example.com BEFORE you can attend the 8-hour in-person & skills testing.
IN-PERSON 8-HOUR INSTRUCTION & SKILLS TESTING
When: Saturday, June 25th ~ 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Where: Christ the Servant Lutheran Church, 1100 E Benjamin Ave, Norfolk, NE
- Scouts BSA - $15.00 (must be at least 14 years old
- Adults - $15.00
- Includes: Training materials, lunch and ECSI Wilderness First Aid Certificate (2 year expiration)