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Wilderness First Aid
September 28, 2019 @ 8:00 am - September 29, 2019 @ 5:00 pmFree
Wilderness First Aid – Taught by Solo Schools
Accidents happen. People get hurt, sick, or lost. The temperature drops, the wind picks up, and it starts to rain. Would you know what to do? Many backcountry emergencies are preventable, and even when bad things happen, sometimes the wrong care can make things worse. By learning 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 THE WFA FOR?
The WFA is the perfect course for all Scoutmasters, ASMs, and Adults that are outdoor enthusiasts who wants a basic level of first aid training for short trips with family, friends, and outdoor groups. It also meets the BSA High Adventure and ACA guidelines.
WHAT IS TAUGHT?
The WFA 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 add on:
Do you also need a CPR certification? That additional course can be completed the same day on Saturday night. This certification is required for BSA High Adventure.
Contact: bill.holmlund@HeartofNEwEnglandBSA.org / 508-873-5696
Minimum course size 12 and maximum 25 (CPR min 6)
$175 for BSA members
$220 for non-members
$40 additional for CPR certification course
Dates: Saturday, 8 am – 12, 1-5 pm – Sunday, 8 am – 12, 1-5 pm
Lunch is not provided.
CPR Saturday 6-9 pm ** Separate Registration ***
West Lodge @ Treasure Valley Scout Reservation 394 Pleasantville Rd. Rutland, MA 01543
Overnight Accommodations: There are a limited number of bunks available in a lodge close-by and there is a dry campsite available. Contact Bill Holmlund if you would like to stay Saturday night.