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Wilderness First Aid

“When an emergency occurs in the wild, the goal must be to provide the greatest good for the greatest number in the shortest time and do no harm in the process.”

The Boy Scouts of America Wilderness First Aid (WFA) course will help you prepare for the unexpected via The Emergency Care & Safety Institute (ECSI) course curriculum. ESCI is the leading source recognized by the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) as an approved CPR and First Aid training provider.

Taught by quality instructors in a day and a half day format, learning takes place both in the classroom and in outdoor settings. Wilderness First Aid is the assessment of and treatment given to an ill or injured person in a remote environment where definitive care by a physician and/or rapid transport is not readily available or at least an hour away.

Whether required for High Adventure trip leaders, Scout leaders, camp staff, outdoor enthusiasts or individuals working in remote locations, adults and youth over the age of 14 are invited to participate and earn their 2 year certification. Interactive classroom lectures and demonstrations are combined with realistic scenarios that will challenge you to integrate your learning. At the end of the course, you’ll have the knowledge, skills and ability to make sound decisions in emergency wilderness situations.

Course Outline: (Approximately 16 hours; depending on CPR component). Includes “BSA Wilderness First Aid Field Guide” that features the latest medical content filled with tips and tools to ensure Boy Scouts of all levels are prepared to respond to an emergency situation.

Topics include:

Patient Assessment System

  • Evacuation Plans and Emergency Procedures
  • CPR (on some courses)
  • Spinal Cord Injuries
  • Shock
  • Head Injuries
  • Wilderness Wound Management
  • Athletic Injuries
  • Fracture Management
  • Dislocations
  • Cold Injuries
  • Heat Illness
  • Altitude Illness
  • Lightning
  • The Medical Patient
  • Anaphylaxis
  • Wilderness First Aid Kit


Prerequisites: No previous first aid training is required. You must be 14 years old to attend this course.

Certification: Successful course completion earns you a ECSI Wilderness First Aid certification. If applicable, you will also earn a ECSI Adult & Child CPR certification. Both certifications are current for two years. This course 100% meets the Boy Scouts of America Wilderness First Aid and the American Camp Association Standards training requirements.

Cost: Call for Proposal

Classes up to 10 people occurring regularly during the summer and fall season.


Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers

The BLS for Healthcare Providers Course is designed to provide a wide variety of healthcare professionals with the skills to keep people alive until they can be treated with more advanced lifesaving measures.  This course teaches the skills of CPR for victims of all ages; two-rescuer scenarios (including ventilation with a barrier device and a bag-mask device), use of an AED on adults, children and infants and special resuscitation situations as well as other cardiopulmonary emergencies such as stroke and cardiac arrest. This course is designed for healthcare providers who care for both in and out of hospital. Types of People: Physicians, Nurses, EMS Personnel, Nursing Students, Respiratory or Occupational Therapists, CNA’s and CMA’s. 2 Year Certificate of Completion.

Cost: Call for Proposal
Approximate Length: 4-6 Hours

Heartsaver First Aid with CPR and AED

This course teaches the basic techniques of adult CPR and use of an AED and covers general knowledge, medical emergencies, injuries and environmental emergencies.  Child AED and infant/child CPR taught if students live or work in a setting where children are present. Students also learn to use barrier devices in CPR and give first aid for choking in the responsive victim. The course teaches how to recognize the signs of 3 major emergencies: heart attack, stroke, and choking. Types of People: Non-EMS Firefighters, Police; Day Care Workers, Security Guards, Personal Trainers, Health Club Workers, Airline Personnel. Please note: This course does not meet requirements for Nursing Students.

Cost: Call for Proposal
Approximate Length: 4-6 Hours

Heartsaver CPR/AED

This course is for anyone with no medical training or limited training who needs a course completion card in CPR and AED to meet job regulatory or other requirements.  It covers CPR for all ages along with the use and operation of an AED, as well as how to relieve choking on an adult.

Cost: Call for Proposal
Approximate Length: 3  Hours

Heartsaver Adult First Aid

This course covers general principles, medical emergencies, injuries, and environmental emergencies. This course is designed for those who need a First Aid certification only. This course does NOT include CPR or AED. It teaches rescuers to effectively recognize and treat adult emergencies in the critical first minutes until EMS personnel arrive.

Cost: Call for Proposal
Approximate Length: 2  Hours

Heartsaver Pediatric CPR, First Aid, AED

This CPR course teaches rescuers how to recognize and treat life-threatening emergencies, including cardiac arrest and choking for responsive child and infant victims. Students also learn to recognize the warning signs of breathing difficulties in children. This program teaches rescue breathing with and without the use of barrier devices.

Cost: Call for Proposal
Approximate Length: 3-5  Hours

Family and Friends CPR

This CPR course teaches you how to give CPR to an adult, child or infant. It was created for anyone who wants to learn CPR and does not need a course completion card in CPR. It is intended for members of the general public who would like to learn CPR and/or First Aid. This is perfect for families with children or elderly relatives, members of volunteer organizations, college-dorm resident assistants, residents of rural areas, parent-teacher organizations, workplaces with wellness programs, neighborhood or condo associations or a special program at gyms and fitness centers.

Cost: Call for Proposal
Approximate Length: 2  Hours