Wilderness First Aid Training

What is wilderness first aid?

Wilderness first aid, or “WFA”, is a generic term that commonly refers to any training course that focuses on prevention, assessment, and treatment for an ill or injured person in a remote environment where definitive care by a physician and/or rapid transport is not readily available. This is defined as being an hour or more away from advanced care. WFA courses are intended for anyone planning a remote high adventure, from lay responders to medical professionals.

Who needs WFA?

Scouts (age 14 or older) and adult scout leaders are encouraged to take a 16-hour WFA course based on the specific curriculum developed by the BSA, which includes a management dimension that most courses fail to address. This course and certification may be required for specific outings. Participants will likely find it the most valuable program they’ll ever take.

Why is WFA important?

WFA prepares participants to identify and address medical issues that can arise in the backcountry.

Generally, WFA courses contain substantial medical information and teach skills to respond to medical emergencies in the wild. It is important to remember that many providers offer “wilderness first aid” courses, but the courses vary in content, duration, accreditation, and other factors.

A BSA-led task force developed a WFA training curriculum specifically for Scouts and Scouters to help them provide assessment and treatment miles from advanced care.

What does the course cost?

The course is $125.00.  CPR-AED Cert is required, (If you already have this certification, please bring a copy), otherwise, certification is an additional $20 (please add this to your cart) The certification is good for two years.

All course materials are included and 2 lunches will be provided.

*This is a 16-hour, 2-day course:  April 20th – April 21st 8:00am – 5pm.

*There will be videos to watch prior to the course.

The course will be held at Ventura County EMS Agency Warehouse 341 Bernoulli Cir Oxnard, CA 93030.

  • Wilderness First Aid Training
    April 20, 2024 to April 21

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