WILDERNESS FIRST AID/ CPR
This intensive 20 hour, 2 day course is often considered the BASELINE standard for industry professionals and outdoor enthusiast.
What is Wilderness First Aid/CPR (WFA)?
For starters, this is a solid step up for the 'toolbox' from a basic medical course. Good times await. The 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. 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.
While our Partner WFA's span several different countries, our public, flagship program is taught and proctored on the beautiful Big Sur coastline (similar to the WFR). Participants earn a Heartsaver CPR certificate issued by the American Heart Association (AHA) and a Wilderness First Aid certificate issued by Backcountry Medical Guides, both valid for 2 years.
2018 COURSE DATES
Located on the magnificent Central California Coast high above the Pacific Ocean, Big Sur is a quaint and sparsely populated area where the Santa Lucia Mountains rise abruptly from the sea. Offering some of the most stunning coastal scenery in the world, this is one of the unspoiled treasures of California (...read more)
Nestled in the beautiful Pacific Northwest, 20 miles from the border, this special place has recreation in all directions. Literally, you can stand in one place and spin around in a circle- North Cascades National Park to one side, San Juan Islands to another, world class mountain biking over there, world class skiing up there (... read more)