Wilderness First Aid (WFA) Certification Course

Sat, 04/06/2013 - 8:00am - Sun, 04/07/2013 - 5:00pm

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.

The WFA is the perfect course for the outdoor enthusiast or trip leader who wants a basic level of first aid training for short trips with family, friends, and outdoor groups. It also meets the ACA guidelines.

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. This course can also be used to recertify as a Wilderness First Responder (WFR).

The Course will be held at the Spruce Knob Mountain Center in Circleville, WV. For cost and other details, please contact Dave Martin at (304)567-2632 of dmartin@mountain.org.

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