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Sierra Club Leaders – Wilderness First Aid Certification

Online Virtual instructor Lead Training and traditional two-day onsite WFA training opportunities.

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.

When you register for a course, we will donate $10 to your local or state Sierra Club Chapter.

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 Opportunities

Virtual Instructor Led Training – Two Day Virtual WFA Certification Course

Two Day, Onsite Wilderness First Aid Certification Courses

  • February 20 – 21, 2021 – Eastern Kentucky University. Richmond, KY
    Wilderness First Aid Certification Course. – Saturday and Sunday, February 20 – 21, 2021. Course description and registration.

One Day, Blended Learning Wilderness First Aid Courses. All lectures, graded quizzes and practice scenarios online. Take your time to complete the classroom training and upon successful completion of the online portion, you will receive a completion certificate. Sign up for an Onsite Skills Assessment, bring your completion certificate and spend a day practicing and demonstrating your Wilderness First Aid skills. Upon successful completion of the skills assessment, you will receive an internationally recognized, two year Wilderness First Aid certification.

Wilderness First Aid Certification Course – Richmond, KY. February 20-21, 2021

This Wilderness First Aid Certification Course will take place on the campus of Eastern Kentucky University, Richmond, KY on February 20 – 21, 2021. This course will teach you to identify and manage life-threatening injuries and knowledge and skills to identify and treat injuries and illnesses when Emergency Medical Services (EMS) is hours away.

No prior medical experience required.

You can register for this Wilderness First Aid Certification Course here.

Upon successful completion of the course, you will earn an internationally recognized, two-year Wilderness First Aid certification.

This course meets the National Intercollegic Cycling Association (NICA) and Boy Scouts of America requirements for WFA training 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”.

This course is unique. I use a method that does not just teach first aid – my method illustrates Wilderness First Aid using intuitive, easy-to-understand diagrams that will help you remember. To write my book, I purchased textbooks from all of the major Wilderness Medical Schools and publications from the Wilderness Medical Society. From those books, – thousands of pages of text – I created 40 Wilderness First Aid patient care checklists. I then converted those checklists into easy to understand “medical algorithms” – patient care flow diagrams – and then published them in my book, Wilderness First Aid Made Easy. I use algorithms throughout this course and my onsite courses to enable students to visualize and remember the patient care process. Every student receives a free copy of my book.

Jeffrey S. Imel, WEMT, NREMT

Emergency Medical Services Educator

I am a National Registry Emergency Medical Technician and Wilderness Emergency Medical Technician. I hold instructor certifications in First Aid, CPR/AED, Basic Life Support, First Responder and Wilderness First Aid.

My life mission is to teach people with no medical background how they can save lives in the first critical minutes of a medical emergency. I have over three decades of teaching experience and I believe you will find my method of instruction to be enjoyable.

I am the author of three books, First Aid Emergency CareWilderness First Aid Made Easy and Emergency First Aid for New Parents. My books illustrate first aid care and treatment using intuitive “Yes-No” decision diagrams. These books significantly reduce the time first aid students spend taking notes in class and students who use my books report increased retention and achieve higher test scores. My book and teaching method will increase your confidence during the scenario portions of the course and serve as an excellent review tool to help you keep your knowledge refreshed.​

Register for this course here.

I look forward to working with you in class.

Best regards,

Jeff

P.S. Please visit my YouTube Channel and my Resource Page for Wilderness First Aid videos and bonus content.

Schedule a Wilderness First Aid Class for Your Group or Organization

I personally teach onsite Wilderness First Aid classes for groups and organizations in the states of Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio and Wisconsin. Unlike most other Wilderness First Aid medical schools, I do not use contract instructors to teach courses.

Jeffrey S. Imel, WEMT, NREMT
Emergency Medical Services Educator

I am a National Registry Emergency Medical Technician and Wilderness Emergency Medical Technician. I hold instructor certifications in First Aid, CPR/AED, Basic Life Support, First Responder and Wilderness First Aid.

My life mission is to teach people with no medical background how they can save lives in the first critical minutes of a medical emergency. I have over three decades of teaching experience and I believe you will find my method of instruction to be enjoyable.

I am the author of three books, First Aid Emergency Care, Wilderness First Aid Made Easy and Emergency First Aid for New Parents. My books illustrate first aid care and treatment using intuitive “Yes-No” decision diagrams. These books significantly reduce the time first aid students spend taking notes in class and students who use my books report increased retention and achieve higher test scores. My book and teaching method will increase your confidence during the scenario portions of the course and serve as an excellent review tool to help you keep your knowledge refreshed.​

When you schedule a course with me, you know that your group will be taught by an enthusiast subject matter expert.


Let’s discuss scheduling a class for your group. Please complete the form below and I will get back to you within 24 hours.

    Wilderness First Aid SOAP Note on Your Cell Phone

    We are almost never without our cell phones. Now we never have to be without a Wilderness First Aid SOAP Note.

    This SOAP Note is an edit-enabled PDF form that resides on your phone.

    Fill out the fields on your cell phone, save the form and email, text or share with EMS. Download the SOAP Note here.

    If you are looking for a printable SOAP Note, you can download a copy here.

    Do you need to be Wilderness First Aid certified or re-certify? Blended Learning Wilderness First Aid courses are available at the School of First Aid. Study online with a one-day Skills Assessment. Learn more here.