The January 7-8, 2023 program is full. Please contact John if you would like to be added to a waitlist.

This interactive class provide combines guided presentation with hands-on practical scenarios to give you the skills, knowledge, and abilities to best care for an ill or injured person until you can reach qualified care.

Wilderness environments create special situations not usually encountered in an urban or suburban environment. With an ASHI Wilderness First Aid class, first aid providers in a remote outdoor setting will be better prepared to respond when faced with limited resources, longer times to care for someone, and decisions about when and how fast to evacuate an ill or injured person. This comprehensive 16-hour wilderness first aid course meets or exceeds the Boy Scouts of America Wilderness First Aid Curriculum and Doctrine Guidelines, 2017 Edition.

Course topics include:

  • Preparation and Assessment
  • Preventing and Caring for Injuries and Illnesses
  • Environmental Hazards
  • Other Wilderness Considerations

Important information:

  • Course pre-requisites: Certification in adult CPR and AED is required to receive a Wilderness First Aid certification. Prior completion of a basic first aid class is strongly encouraged.
  • Pre-registration is required.
  • Class size is limited to 10 participants.
  • Please wear comfortable clothing and be prepared to spend time seated, standing, on the floor, and outdoor practicing skills.
  • Please dress for the weather.
  • All equipment, student workbook, and certification card are provided
  • Please bring a lunch each day and a personal snack.
  • Certification through American Safety & Health Institute will be valid for two years.

Program tuition:

    • $175 for Wilderness First Aid only
    • $205 for Wilderness First Aid and CPR/AED  (must be enrolled in WFA to participate in the CPR/AED option)

Date: January 7-8, 2023 This program is full. Please contact John if you would like to be added to a waitlist.

    • Class begins at 8:00 am on January 7 if taking the WFA and CPR combination, 10:00 am if taking WFA only

Location: Elgin, IL

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