Wilderness First Aid - Spring 2022 Skills Certification
LOCATION: Walmsley-Sawyer Lodge at J. Warren Cutler Scout Reservation
Course Dates: Saturday May 21, 2022 OR Sunday May 22, 2022 (only need to attend ONE day)
Classes run from 8am to approximately 4:30pm each day.
Do you camp, travel, or work in remote locations where medical care is more than an hour away? Then this Wilderness First Aid course is for you!
In this course, you will learn to understand and manage common medical illnesses and emergencies when more advanced care is not immediately available. The course combines classroom presentations about common wilderness first aid situations with active skills practice and hands-on scenarios. Our hands-on scenarios allow participants to experience emergencies in a realistic setting, and integrate knowledge and skills in a team-based approach with expert guidance and feedback.
Both CPR/AED and the online training must be completed before you can attend the in-person WFA training.
Youth Participants MUST be accompanied by qualified adult leadership (2-deep), parent or legal guardian. Staff members will not count towards 2-deep leadership.
Here are the details for completing the Wilderness First Aid Training:
- Take the Online WFA Component: ECSI is offering an online information-based training for Scouting leaders, called ECSI BSA Wilderness First Aid Navigate Online Training – this is the first step of the WFA training (https://www.psglearning.com/catalog/productdetails/9781284224719?jblsearch)
- Information on how to sign up for and take this training is in this PDF
- This training will take as long as 8 hours to complete
- After completing the online WFA training and passing the certification test, you will be able to print a Certificate that is required to attend the in-person WFA training
- Be certified in CPR/AED: If you do not already have current CPR/AED certification, you must take this training and pass the test (printing your Certificate) to attend the in-person component of Wilderness First Aid trainingThe American Red Cross offers online CPR/AED training as well as in-person training.
- NOTE: Online Red Cross CPR/AED training is provisional and only valid for one year
- ECSI BSA Wilderness First Aid Navigator and CPR/AED can be completed in either order
- Take the In-Person WFA Component (this course): Seneca Waterways Council is offering WFA Hands-On Skills Training, Practice, and Certification – a one-day, in-person, highly interactive training
- The WFA Hands-On Skills Training, Practice, and Certification will be offered Saturday May 21st and Sunday May 22nd (you only need to attend one of the two days)
- You may register for the WFA Hands-On Skills Training, Practice, and Certification training without having completed the other pre-requisites, but you must provide your Certificates for CPR/AED and BSA WFA Navigator prior to arrival for the WFA Hands-On Skills Certification training.
- No exceptions will be allowed
- No refunds will be available for the WFA Hands-On Skills Certification training
WHAT TO EXPECT FOR THE WFA HANDS-ON SKILLS CERTIFICATION TRAINING:
- Vaccination for COVID-19 is STRONGLY encouraged for the WFA Hands-On Skills Certification. We will adhere strictly to NYS and local health department guidelines for this course.
- All participants may be asked to complete a COVID symptom screen and have their temperatures taken before being admitted to the Skills Certification course.
- Masks are encouraged througout the Course, and we sill strictly adhere to NYS and local health department guidelines for this course.
- Snacks and beverages will be provided. Please bring a mug and a water bottle.
- Please bring your own lunch. Refrigeration will be available.
- This course will take place outdoors on the Walmsley-Sawyer porch and surrounding areas
- Please dress appropriately with proper footwear and rain gear
- Overnight camping will not be required nor will it be available
- Scouts BSA uniforms are NOT required
- Internet and cell service is very limited, so be prepared to be without it
WHAT TO BRING TO THE WFA HANDS-ON SKILLS CERTIFICATION TRAINING:
- Backpack with the First Aid materials/kit you would expect to take on a 3-5 day backcountry trip. If you typically use hiking poles and a closed cell foam pad, bring those with you.
- Please dress appropriately with proper footwear and rain gear, as this course will take place outdoors on the Walmsley-Sawyer porch and surrounding areas
- Scouts BSA Health and Medical Record with Parts A and B (minimum) filled out
- Medications as needed
- Notebook and writing utensil. If you typically use a notebook computer, phone, or tablet for note-taking, be aware that recharging will not be available.
- Bring your own lunch, snacks will be provided.
- Mug and water bottle (hot and cold beverages will be provided).
Please contact the SWC WFA Admin with any questions at email@example.com.
This course is co-sponsored by Seneca Waterways Council Boy Scouts of America and the Emergency Care and Safety Institute (ECSI), in association with the American College of Emergency Physicians and the American College of Orthopedic Surgeons.