The Wilderness First Aid (WFA) course will help you prepare for the unexpected. This training is designed to meet the needs of trip leaders, camp staff, outdoor enthusiasts and individuals working in remote locations. It will introduce you to caring for people who become ill or injured far from definitive medical care. Classroom lectures and demonstrations are combined with realistic scenarios where mock patients 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 situations.

WHO:
This course is open to anyone ages 14 and over.

WHAT:
The Wilderness First Aid (WFA) class is a 16-hour course based on the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) Wilderness First Aid Curriculum and Doctrine Guideline. The WFA course certification is good for two (2) years.

WHEN:
Session 1. – Saturday, October 14, 2017, from 8:30 am – 5:00 pm (lunch is provided)
Session 2. – Saturday, November 18, 2017, from 8:30 am – 4:00 pm (lunch is provided)
CPR/AED: following Session 2 for those who need it (see below)

WHERE:
Canterbury United Methodist Church (CUMC)
Scout Building (on the hill above the parking deck)
346 Overbrook Road
Mountain Brook, AL 35213

WHY:
Four BSA high adventure bases (Philmont, Northern Tier, Sea Base and The Summit) all require each crew to have at least two (2) participants who are WFA certified. BSA’s Guide to Tour Planning Principles recommends that all backcountry tours have at least one (1) WFA certified participant. (This training is essential for troops who are involved in activities where you are further than 1 hour away from EMS.)

HOW:
Complete registration form and mail with a check in the amount of $85.00 payable to Crew 2010 to:

Venture Crew 2010
c/o Kelly Byrne
16 Woodhill Road
Birmingham, AL 35213

If you have any questions please contact Kelly Byrne at kellyjbyrne@gmail.com or (205) 907-0888.

Download the flyer for more information and the registration form.

 

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