Wilderness First Aid

As an approved training center for the Emergency Care and Safety Institute we are able to provide an approved Wilderness First Aid program for the Boy Scouts of America. We have several programs scheduled however if these do not meet the needs of your troop please feel free to contact us and we will make arrangements to accommodate your troop.  We would like at least six participants for individual classes. 

The Wilderness First Aid program is a sixteen hour course that emphasizes the assessment of and treatment given to an ill or injured person in a remote environment where definitive care by a physician and/or rapid transport is not readily available.  Participants will learn how to assess, treat, and (when possible) contain emergencies within the scope of their training. Youth and adult Scout leaders over age 14 are invited to participate and earn their certification.

This course goes far beyond what you may know as “first aid.” While it contains substantial medical information and teaches skills required for medical emergencies in the wild, the deeper purpose is to train participants to manage acute situations. The bottom line is this: Better decision-making at the incident scene miles from base facilities can save valuable time and human resources. It can save lives, too. 

Topics include:

  • Patient assessment
  • Chest injuries
  • Shock
  • Head (brain) and spinal injuries
  • Bone and joint injuries
  • Wounds and wound infection
  • Abdominal problems
  • Hypothermia
  • Heat problems
  • Lightning
  • Altitude illnesses
  • Submersion incidents
  • Allergies and anaphylaxis
  • Wilderness first-aid kits
  • Scenarios
Do you travel or camp in remote locations?
Learn how to manage common injuries and illnesses when medical care is an hour away
or more.

Enroll in a Boy Scouts of America Wilderness
First Aid course today!

Cost $35.00
Includes book cost

If your troop has a group of
six or more people we can accommodate  your individual troop. Call or contact us for further information!