Wilderness and Remote First Aid Training

 

Wilderness & Remote First Aid training is a practical, 16 hour course that was designed jointly by the American Red Cross and the National Office of the BSA.  The Wilderness & Remote First Aid course is fast paced and covers a great variety of the large and small medical emergencies that one could expect in a wilderness or remote environment.

The course consists of lecture, practical exercises, scenarios, and outdoor demonstrations that will require participants both to demonstrate their grasp of first aid skills and to exercise leadership and sound judgment in simulated wilderness emergency environments.

This is not a basic first aid class.  All participants are expected to have mastered first aid skills at the level of the BSA First Aid Merit Badge. Please take the time to review this material before attending the class.  All participants must also have current Adult CPR/AED certification from a recognized health care organization in order to commence this training.   Those who do not have such current certification can obtain it by attending the Adult and Child CPR/AED training offered on the Friday night before the W&RFA training.   Registration for the CPR/AED class is separate from the W&RFA class and is accomplished through the HAT page on the Council’s website.  Completion of the HAT Core training class is not a prerequisite for W&RFA or CPR/AED training.

The class is open to BSA registered adult leaders and to mature 17-year old youth members.  We have found that younger youth cannot demonstrate the leadership and organizational skills that we feel are essential for certification.

The W&RFA class in March is our “Recertification Class”.  It’s the same 16 hours but is faster paced and has more scenarios and less lecture.  Registration is limited to those who have already taken W&RFA training or who work in Medicine/Nursing/Emergency Services and are experienced in the Scout outdoor program, with permission of the instructor.

The class is limited to 30 participants.  Priority will be given to MDSC members until 1 month before the class, at which time it will be open to all registrants.  There is a growing interest in the class from Scouters in neighboring councils, so plan ahead and register early.

For any questions, contact John McBeth at njmcbeth@yahoo.com or (650) 483-4829 or Merrill Swiney at MSwiney452@aol.com or (925) 930-6903.

 

Date/Time Event
Friday, March 2nd, 2018
6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Adult & Child CPR and AED Training
Council Service Center, Pleasant Hill California
Saturday, March 3rd, 2018 - Sunday, March 4th, 2018
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wilderness and Remote First Aid Training
Council Service Center, Pleasant Hill California
Friday, April 20th, 2018
6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Adult & Child CPR and AED Training
Council Service Center, Pleasant Hill California
Saturday, April 21st, 2018 - Sunday, April 22nd, 2018
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wilderness & Remote First Aid Training
Council Service Center, Pleasant Hill California
Friday, May 18th, 2018
6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Adult & Child CPR and AED Training
Council Service Center, Pleasant Hill California
Friday, September 28th, 2018
6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Adult & Child CPR and AED Training
Council Service Center, Pleasant Hill California
Saturday, September 29th, 2018 - Sunday, September 30th, 2018
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wilderness and Remote First Aid Training
Council Service Center, Pleasant Hill California