Hoosier Canoe & Kayak Club

Wilderness First Aid Training

  • March 19, 2022
  • 9:00 AM
  • March 20, 2022
  • 6:00 PM
  • Fort Benjamin Harrison State Park, 6000 N Post Rd, Indianapolis IN 46216
  • 3


  • For HCKC Members

This is a 2 Day Class March 19 & 20

Linda Decker: lsdecker2018@gmail.com

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.

The schedule for the class is:

WFA: Saturday, Feb 5 - 9:00 am - 5:30pm, Sunday, Feb 6, 8:00 am–4:30 pm

CPR: Sunday 4:45 – 6:00 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 each day.  Beverages will be provided.  We will send out an e-mail with things that students should bring during the week before the class.


Wilderness First Aid Course: 

HCKC Members $130      Non HCKC-Member $150

Add-on CPR Option:  $35          

Note: There is a $7 / day entry fee for Fort Benjamin Harrison Park unless you have 2022 State Park Pass.

 The Registration Deadline for this class is January 21. 

-HCKC members may sign up one guest when they register @ the member rate. 

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.  

A new edition of the training book will be provided.

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