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Wilderness and Remote First Aid (WRFA)

Train for emergencies in remote and wilderness environments!

This course is based on Boy Scouts of America Wilderness First Aid Curriculum and Doctrine Guidelines and is ideal for anyone in a recreational or occupational environment an hour or more away from EMS response.

Course Highlights:

To prepare participants to give care for potentially life-threatening emergencies in a delayed-help situation, the American Red Cross Wilderness & Remote First Aid course covers the following:

  • Primary & secondary assessments
  • Head (Brain), neck and spinal injuries
  • Bone and joint injuries
  • Allergies and anaphylaxis
  • Burns
  • Wounds & wound infection
  • Hypothermia
  • Heat-related emergencies
  • Altitude-Related Illnesses
  • And more!

You'll receive an emergency reference guide for use in the course, as well as a compact, weather-resistant pocket guide for reference in the field.

Prerequisites:

  • Must be 14 years old
  • Must be currently certified in Adult CPR. We typically offer the Adult CPR/AED course the day before our class; if you are not currently certified please sign up for an Adult CPR/AED course that will take place before the WRFA course. We can NOT let you take WRFA without proof of current certification in Adult CPR.

Location:

The course will start off indoors at the Student Recreation Center's Wet Classroom.

If the weather is good and the space is available, some of the course may be moved outdoors.

Woman helping man in wilderness