Blog

“My Dad is Having a Heart Attack and I Have No Cell Phone Service!”

A graduate of my Wilderness First Aid Course is working on the family farm when his dad suddenly presents with the signs and symptoms of a heart attack. With no cell phone service and the closest hospital almost 90 minutes away, this graduate had to use his training to save his dad’s life.

Cold Stressed vs Mild Hypothermia

How to tell the difference between someone who is cold stressed and someone presenting with mild hypothermia.

Be Trained. Be prepared. Be someone’s hero. Online Wilderness First Aid training and certification courses are available through the School of First Aid.

He Did Not Need to Use the EpiPen!

His girlfriend has been stung by a bee and she is allergic to bee stings. This graduate of my Wilderness First Aid Course applied what he learned in class and did not need to use an EpiPen. He’s a hero to his girlfriend.

Be trained. Be prepared. Be someone’s hero. Check out the School of First Aid’s Online Wilderness First Aid Certificate courses and Virtual and Blended Learning Wilderness First Aid Certification Courses.

Sierra Club Leaders – Wilderness First Aid Certification

Hybrid Learning – Online Lectures, One Day Skills Assessment

The School of First Aid Wilderness First Aid Certification course is designed specifically to provide Sierra Club Leaders with the skills and knowledge to care for illnesses and injuries in remote environments when EMS is not minutes away.

This course meets Sierra Club requirements for WFA training, is approved by the Boy Scouts of America and is accredited by the American Camp Association (ACA) under the ACA’s standard “HW.2.2/ST.3.2  First Aid & Emergency Care Personnel.”

Course Overview

Online – Classroom lectures, demonstrations, and presentations found in a traditional, onsite, two-day, sixteen-hour Wilderness First Aid certification course. Downloadable bonus contentelectronic textbook, graded quizzes and practice scenarios included. 

Outdoors, High fidelity, Onsite Skills Assessment – Eight hours of hands-on skills assessment where coaches will demonstrate splinting skills, primary and secondary assessment skills and identifying and treating illnesses and injuries. Personal Protective Equipment and strict hygiene protocols surpassing local COVID-19 mandates and meeting medical protocols will be enforced.

Skills Assessment Schedule

October 17, 2020 – Fishers, Indiana 10 AM – 6 PM EST

October 24, 2020 – Columbus, Ohio 10 AM – 6 PM EST

November 7, 2020 – Dayton, Ohio 10 AM – 6 PM EST

November 14, 2020 – Hammond, Indiana 10 AM – 6 PM CST

December 5, 2020 – Louisville, KY 10 AM – 6 PM

Instructor Office Hours – Engage with the instructor and students on Zoom to answer questions and assist in learning Wilderness First Aid starting. 

Learn more about Wilderness First Aid for Sierra Club Leaders here.