Wilderness First Aid and the Boy Scouts of America
Over 20 Years we have taught WFA to thousands of Scout Leaders.
Most are headed to high adventure camps like Philmont, Northern Tier and Sea Base. Our class is one of those that meets the requirements for Wilderness First Aid training described in the Council and Unit Planning Guide for Philmont.
This class exceeds the standards established for Boy Scouts of America Wilderness First Aid Curriculum, and American Red Cross Wilderness & Remote First Aid.
It is designed for an audience of adults who are committed to giving 100% of their time and attention to the training. We do not take students under the age of 16. We will issue certification cards to students who are 16 and 17 and complete the class successfully on the same terms as those 18 and older. The certification is good for two years.
It does not include CPR, and CPR is not a prerequisite for taking this class. We encourage students to receive training in CPR from the American Heart Association, or one of their affiliated agencies.
Scout Leaders are our most motivated and disciplined students. We want to see you in our classroom.
The Class Outline
About 1/3 of our time is spent outdoors in hands-on practice and scenarios.
Our outline for classroom lecture and discussion:
Wilderness Risk Management
Preventing problems to begin with
Preventing a second victim
Primary survey (vital systems)
Secondary medical survey
Soft Tissue Wounds
Cleaning and bandaging
Clearing neck-spine issues
Heat and Cold Related Illness
Asthma and Anaphylaxis