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Wilderness First Aid

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Wilderness First Aid (WFA) is the assessment of and treatment given to an ill or injured person in a remote environment where definitive care by a physician and/or rapid transport is not readily available. Students will learn how to control bleeding, manage breathing problems, aid patients with a variety of medical problems and manage the evacuation of the sick and injured from the austere environment. Students who complete this 8 hour program of both classroom and hands-on training will be certified for two years in the Emergency Care and Safety Institute Wilderness First Aid.

ECSI is endorsed by the Boy Scouts of America and the Wilderness Medical Society and is known for their exceptional educational materials and instruction. This 8-hour course is not intended to meet the BSA Wilderness First Aid requirements; but rather serve as an intensive, hands-on alternative for those who are limited on time. Unlike other more power-point driven trainings, this course is spent almost entirely outdoors, in the elements most conducive to learning practical applications of safety skills.

We are excited to have Rick Pyle NREMT Paramedic as our instructor! Rick is an experienced nationally registered paramedic, who is also a skilled survivalist. He is an avid outdoors man, who has been practicing his skills in austere environments since he was a child. His true talent and skill is as an experienced firefighter and paramedic. He cut his teeth in some of the busiest departments in Virginia and continues to serve with a large metropolitan agency. He has been teaching for a number of years in the areas of Pre-Hospital Trauma Life Support and Tactical Combat Casualty Care. The lessons he learned in these areas he now applies to wilderness settings and worst case scenario preparedness. He is Certified to instruct PHTLS, TCCC, ECSI Wilderness Medicine, CPR, Basic First aid, Advanced First aid, and Pet first aid.

This is one of the only ONE DAY Wilderness First Aid Courses available in the region.

Cost: $145.00 which includes instruction, materials, and certification. Each participant should bring their own bag lunch.


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