The WFA course will introduce the participant to skills necessary to handle basic first aid
emergencies in a wilderness setting. The course runs Friday (6:00 – 10:00pm) and Saturday (7:30am –
7:30 pm). Participants must be present for all sessions in order to receive completion card.
The course combines lecture with hands-on application of material covered in class. Successful
completion of this course certifies the participant in WFA for a period of two years and meets the
requirements for Philmont treks, SeaBase, and other high adventure camps.
Arrive in Class A uniform. Participants will need to bring a personal water bottle and note taking
supplies. We will switch to a BSA field uniform for outside training and practice, so be certain to
plan for any outdoor weather conditions. You will need provide your own meals and snacks for this
course experience. Camping facilities will be available for those wishing to spend the night.
Some of the topics covered include:
1) What is wilderness first aid?
2) Patient assessment.
3) Airway management.
4) Hemorrhage control.
5) Shock management.
6) Improvised splinting techniques.
7) Litter construction and carries.
8) Scenario based practice sessions.
Course fee is $145 (includes a weather resistant field guide, course completion card, and several
first aid items for your first aid kit).
Please note: Due to the expense of materials needed, NO REFUND will be offered for no shows. If you
must cancel, refunds will only be made if the participant spot can be filled less than one week
prior to course start date.
FIRST PRIORITY REGISTRATION for FEBRUARY 24 - 25 COURSE IS FOR ANY ADULT
SCOUTER REQUIRING WFA FOR A 2017 SUMMER HIGH ADVENTURE TRIP. THIS IS THE ONLY COURSE OFFERED NOW TILL JUNE.
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