Wilderness and Remote First Aid

Red cross wilderness and remote first aid is a 16-hour program designed for those who live, work, or play in remote or rural environments. The course is based upon Boy Scout Wilderness protocols and meets all BSA requirements for outdoor activities. 

Required training for attendance to BSA High Adventure Programs - Philmont, Sea Base, Summit, Northern Tier, and others.

Why Wilderness First Aid? Time is the essential element distinguishing wilderness first aid from standard first aid. When calling 9-1-1 is not an immediate option, or when help could be an hour or even days away, the task of managing the injured and the ill will challenge you beyond the first-aid knowledge and skills you will learn in this course. Long hikes, extended lengths of rivers, large expanses of ocean, and miles of asphalt may separate the patient from a medical facility. You may have to endure heat or cold, rain, wind, or darkness. The equipment needed for treatment and evacuation may have to be improvised from what is available, and communication with the “outside world” may be limited or nonexistent. Remote locations and harsh environments may require creative treatments. All these things may be a part of the world of WFA.

Prerequisite: Must be 14 or older and have current Adult CPR certification (CPR certification will be held prior to course on Friday at 5:30pm). Participant(s) must be able to hike short distances to remote sites and simulate rescues.

What to bring: Hiking materials; boots; indoor / outdoor clothing; flashlight; notebook and pencils;What to bring: Hiking materials; boots; indoor / outdoor clothing; flashlight; notebook and pencils;your personal first aid kit; trail pad

Event Properties

Event Date 03-13-2020 8:00 pm
Event End Date 03-15-2020 5:00 pm
Capacity 30
Registered 1
Available place 29
Cut off date 03-02-2020 11:55 pm
Individual Price $125.00
Target Audience Must be 14 or older and have current Adult CPR certification. (CPR certification will be held prior to course on Friday at 5:30PM)
Contact Judie Snipes
Phone Number 540 529-6840
Contact Susan McKimmy
Phone Number 540-265-0656
Email susan.mckimmy@scouting.org
Location Claytor Lake Aquatics Base
Categories Scouts BSA Training,Council Events,Cub Scout Training
Attachment 2020 Wilderness and Remote First Aid.doc 1.pdf
wilderness remote first aid final fillable.pdf
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