Wilderness First Aid: Two-Day Course
Accidents happen. People get hurt, sick, or lost. The temperature drops, the wind picks up, and it starts to rain. Would you know what to do? Many backcountry emergencies are preventable, and even when bad things happen, sometimes the wrong care can make things worse. By learning a few basic skills, you can make the difference between a good outcome and a bad one-and maybe even save a life. We immerse participants through lecture and hands on scenarios. If you just want to “talk” about Wilderness First Aid, this class is not for you. All scout wilderness first aid courses are taught by current registered adult scout leaders with years of experience and are current active duty emergency medical providers themselves!
The Wilderness First Aid course is the perfect course for the outdoor enthusiast or trip leader who wants a basic level of first aid training for short trips with family, friends, and outdoor groups. Our Wilderness First Aid course is approved by all scouting organizations with unique American Red Cross QR code that you can verify on red cross website.
Wilderness First Aid course is 16 hours long (two days), and focuses on the basic skills of: Response and Assessment, Musculoskeletal Injuries, Environmental Emergencies, Survival Skills, Soft Tissue Injuries, and Medical Emergencies. We go into depth about stabilization and treatment for backcountry injuries.
We also have the first-ever in the nation kayaking wilderness first aid geared toward kayakers that do not usually backpack. This is taught by a certified EMT and also a long time paddler. The course covers common injuries related to paddling and how to treat them until advanced medical personnel arrives.
CPR/AED refresher can be included for $30.
Classroom Hours: 16
Wilderness First Responder
The WFR is the perfect course for anyone working in a position of leadership in an outdoor setting or for individuals who want a high level of wilderness medical training for extended personal backcountry trips or expeditions.
The WFR is 72+ hours long (8 to 10 days), and is a comprehensive and in-depth look at the standards and skills of dealing with: Response and Assessment, Musculoskeletal Injuries, Environmental Emergencies and Survival Skills, Soft Tissue Injuries, and Medical Emergencies. Although these appear to be the same basic topics covered in our two-day WFA course, they are covered far more extensively, and there is much more hands-on practice. Additional topics, such as CPR, are also included.
WFR Classroom Hours: 72
Boy Scouts of American Approved
American Red Cross Wilderness First Aid developed by the BSA
Location: Herndon VA, Manassas VA, Northern VA, Washington DC, MD, Council, District, Montgomery County MD, Frederick MD, Richmond VA, PA, DE, Alexandria VA, Loudoun County, VA, Frederick County VA, Fairfax VA, Prince William, VA, Old Dominion VA, Franklin County VA, Bedford VA, Martinsville VA, Stafford VA, Culpepper VA, Norfolk VA, Business to Business, Government contracting
Campaign Pay It Forward believes strongly that emergency preparedness and intervention is critical to saving lives. We want to make sure that everyone who wants to be trained in these skills has the opportunity to learn, whether they are required for work or simply want to be ready to help.
We set aside 10% of our profits on every course to fund a need-based scholarship that allows us to offer a free course to one participant in every course. To apply for our scholarship, go here.