WILDERNESS FIRST AID/ CPR
This fast paced, Two Day, (16-20 hour) Wilderness First Aid (WFA) course is for outdoor professionals and enthusiasts ages 14+. This class is active and practical - participants will learn fundamental wilderness medicine and prevention, while developing important judgment skills for outdoor emergencies.
The WFA course is 50/50. 50 Percent of the time you will practicing your new skills outside, rain or shine, in live scenarios and labs. The other 50 percent of the other time is spent honing in on the course material. In addition to common medical and traumatic emergencies, the WFA course expands on environmental topics including: Heat/ Cold Emergencies, Dive/ Drownings, Animal Bites and Stings, Poisons, Water Sanitation, Adverse Weather, Search and Rescue basics, and more.
This course is designed to make you feel confident in your ability and empowered by your skills. Our BMG WFA curriculum satisfies the Wilderness Medical Society’s published recommendations for Wilderness First Aid. The CPR portion of this class is Heartsaver CPR and AED accredited through the American Heart Association. Both certifications are valid for 2 years.
Assemble your crew! This class is easily customized as a 2-4 day outing- whether its backpacking, climbing, hiking, mountain biking, sailing, backcountry ski hut hopping, whatever. Wherever there is a motivated crew of at least 6, there's a course. Classroom optional. Read Adventure Sports' Journal featuring BMG Backcountry Series