Wilderness First Aid Course
May 18th– 19th, 2019
9:00AM – 5:00PM
Midland Service Center
1101 W. Texas Ave.
Midland, TX 79701
WILDERNESS FIRST AID COURSE
COST: $85.00 per person with lunches and patch provided.
What is it?
Wilderness First aid (WFA) 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. A BSA-led task force has developed WFA doctrine and curriculum. You will be certified through the Emergency Care and Safety Institute (ECSI). This is a two (2) year certification.
Participants will learn how to assess, treat, and (when possible) contain emergencies within the scope of their training. Youth and adult Scout leaders over age 14 are invited to participate and earn their certification.
The BSA wants to do all it can to promote awareness of the course and help as many Scouts and leaders as possible take the course and earn cortication as a WFA practitioner. The course will be held over a Saturday and Sunday and you must attend both sessions to complete the course.
Why is it important?
This course goes far beyond what you may know as “first aid.” While it contains substantial medical information and teaches skills required for medical emergencies in the wild, the deeper purpose is to train participants to manage acute situations. The bottom line is this: better decision making at the scene miles from base facilities can save valuable time and resources. It can save lives.
Who is it for?
Youth and adult Scout leaders are encouraged to take this first aid course which offers a management dimension most curriculums fail to address. Scout leaders will likely feel it is the most valuable program they’ll ever take.
Please return the attached form to Gracie at the Midland office. You can also register by calling (432)570-7601 or emailing her at firstname.lastname@example.org