Wilderness First Aid
Wilderness First Aid is a comprehensive lesson in how to react, respond, and
save life in remote, life-threatening situations.
Saturday, Feb 16, and Saturday March 9. Location TBA.
8:00 to 8:30 Check-in and registration
8:30 AM to (approx.) 5:00 PM – Brown Bag Lunch
Course limited to 18 Participants with priority given to High Adventure Trek crews
Participation Fee $50.00 Payable on site
Philmont requires that at least one person, preferably two, (either an advisor or a youth participant) in each crew be currently certified in American Red Cross Wilderness First Aid or equivalent and CPR from American Heart Association, American Red Cross or equivalent. Emergency Care and Safety Institute (ECSI) Wilderness First Aid is a sixteen-hour course designed to help in situations when help is not readily available and results in certification valid for three years.
Youth 14 yrs and older may attending provided they have a current CPR certification. Highly recommend that they have completed First Aid and Emergency Preparedness Merit Badges.
Note: Wilderness First Aid course does NOT provide CPR certification. You must have a current CPR certification to attend.
Providing primary care in bad weather with non-standard equipment and coping with long term care and emergency response: Wilderness First Aid places these issues first and foremost. Lecture and discussion, practical exercise and outdoor scenarios help students gain confidence, and encourage development of critical decision making skills