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Wilderness First Aid Certification

  • 2023-01-07
  • 8:00 AM
  • 2023-01-08
  • 5:00 PM
  • Izaak Walton League Lodge, 899 Jay Street, Elgin, IL


January 7-8, 2023

 John Chase 
Location:  Izaak Walton League Lodge, Elgin, IL
Skill Level:  All levels

This interactive class provide combines guided presentation with hands-on practical scenarios to give you the skills, knowledge, and abilities to best care for an ill or injured person until you can reach qualified care.

Wilderness environments create special situations not usually encountered in an urban or suburban environment. With an ASHI Wilderness First Aid class, first aid providers in a remote outdoor setting will be better prepared to respond when faced with limited resources, longer times to care for someone, and decisions about when and how fast to evacuate an ill or injured person. This comprehensive 16-hour wilderness first aid course meets or exceeds the Boy Scouts of America Wilderness First Aid Curriculum and Doctrine Guidelines, 2017 Edition.

Course topics include:

  • Preparation and Assessment
  • Preventing and Caring for Injuries and Illnesses
  • Environmental Hazards
  • Other Wilderness Considerations

Important information:

  • Certification in adult CPR/AED is required to receive a Wilderness First Aid certification. Prior completion of a basic first aid class is strongly encouraged.
  • Class size is limited to 10 participants.
  • Please wear comfortable clothing and be prepared to spend time seated, standing, on the floor, and outdoor practicing skills.
  • Please dress for the weather.
  • All equipment, student workbook, and certification card are provided
  • Please bring a lunch each day and a personal snack.
  • Certification through American Safety & Health Institute will be valid for two years.

Program tuition:

  • $175 for Wilderness First Aid only
  • $205 for Wilderness First Aid and CPR/AED  (must be enrolled in WFA to participate in the CPR/AED option)

Date: January 7-8, 2023

  • Class begins at 8:00 am on January 7 if taking the WFA and CPR combination, 10:00 am if taking WFA only

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    The class is limited to 10 registrants. Please note that since registration is not occurring directly through the PSC site, the PSC site will show zero registered.  

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