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,


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

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