If you are one of the many active people who hike, bike, camp, fish, ski, hunt, raft, climb, or pursue other outdoor adventures but don't have medical training, our wilderness medicine courses can help! We cater to all outdoor enthusiasts from weekend warriors to professional athletes and guides.
The Wilderness First Aid (WFA) course is designed to meet the needs of groups of people that may not be able to commit to the length of the Wilderness First Responder (WFR) course but still are interested in learning about wilderness emergencies.
After taking this course you will be familiar with some of the most common backcountry problems. You’ll have some limited practice in evaluating, treating, and evacuating injured persons in wilderness settings. You’ll start to get a feel for what situations require medical assistance.
The length of instruction is approximately 2 full days.
Courses are held in Damascus Virginia at the new Appalachian Trail Conservancy building.
The cost is $200.00 per person.