When: next class TBD
Where: Keystone Science School
For more information, contact Lizzie Meyer, Community Programs Director.
Fast paced and hands-on, the two-day Wilderness First Aid course 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.
This 16-hour course will be taught by seasoned instructors from the Wilderness Medical Institute (WMI) of the National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS) over two days. The course will take place entirely at the Keystone Science School, located in Keystone, CO. Learning takes place both in the classroom and in outdoor settings regardless of weather conditions. Come prepared for wet, muddy, cold or hot environments.
No previous first aid training is required. Participants must be 16 years old to attend, and all participants under the age of 18 must have written consent from a parent or guardian. Upon course completion, participants will earn a WMI Wilderness First Aid certification, which is current for two years.
This course may also be used to recertify WMI Wilderness First Responder and WMI Wilderness EMT (wilderness portion only) certifications. Participants using the WFA to recertify their WFR need to pass both a written and a practical examination. Please click here for more information on recertification.
WFA Course Schedule
Transportation, Meals and Lodging
Participants will need to provide their own transportation to and from the KSS campus each day. There is a free public transportation system throughout Summit County. More information, including schedules and bus routes, can be found at www.summitstage.com.
This course does not include meals or kitchen access. Participants will need to bring a lunch and snacks on both course days. Lodging will be available in our cabin dormitories at $75.00 for Friday and Saturday nights. Participants may stay for just one night, however, the full $75.00 lodging fee is required. The Keystone Science School will not include meals or kitchen access. Our dormitories have bunk beds and restrooms. Please bring bedding and toiletries.
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