WHY IS WILDERNESS FIRST AID AND CPR TRAINING IMPORTANT? Accidents and unexpected medical emergencies happen. The temperature drops, the wind picks up, and it starts to rain. People get hurt, sick, or lost. Would you know what to do? Many backcountry and on-water emergencies are preventable, but when bad things happen, sometimes the wrong care can make things even worse. By learning how to quickly assess a person’s conditions and a few basic skills, you can make the difference between a good outcome and a bad one-and maybe even save a life.
WHO IS WILDERNESS FIRST AID (WFA) FOR? The WFA is the perfect course for the outdoor enthusiast or trip leader who wants a basic level of first aid training for trips with family, friends, and outdoor groups. The 2-day SOLO WFA certification meets the ACA guidelines.
WHAT IS TAUGHT? The WFA class is 16-hours long (two days), and focuses on the basic skills of: Response and Assessment, Musculoskeletal Injuries, Environmental Emergencies, Survival Skills, Soft Tissue Injuries, and Medical Emergencies.
CPR focuses on rapid response to Cardiac and Respiratory emergencies.
WHERE AND WHEN WILL IT BE HELD?
The schedule for the class is:
WFA: Saturday - 8:30 am - 5:00pm, Sunday - 8:00 am – 4:30 pm
CPR: Saturday – 5:15 – 5:45 pm, Sunday 4:45 – 5:30 pm
Note: The entry gate for the park does not open until 8:00 am and participants must leave the park by 6:00 pm.
Location - Fort Harrison State Park, Camp Glenn Rec. Building 701 (near the Visitor Center & Park Office). We will send detailed directions to our venue about one week before the class.
WHAT TO BRING – Participants should bring a sack lunch. Beverages will be provided. We will send out an e-mail with things that students should bring during the week before the class.
HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?
Wilderness First Aid HCKC Members $100 Non HCKC-Member $125
CPR Option HCKC Member $25 Non HCIC-Member $35
Note: There is a $7 / day entry fee for Fort Benjamin Harrison Park unless you have 2020 State Park Pass.
HOW TO SIGN UP
Sign up by clicking "Register" at the bottom of the left-hand column on this page.
Note: The Registration Deadline for this class is Friday, February 14.
- The class has a maximum of 30 students and a minimum of 12.students.
- People may sign up one guest when they register for the course.
IS THERE AN EXAM? Yes, there is ongoing evaluation of practical skills, and there are written assessments throughout the course.
DO I GET CERTIFIED? Yes. You will receive a SOLO WFA certification which is valid for two years. You will earn a 2-year CPR certification if you complete the CPR class.