RE: [Scouter_T] Wilderness First Aid Training?
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Subject: Re: [Scouter_T] Wilderness First Aid Training?
Philmont is a wonderful illusion of wilderness. Like most places here in
the East, contact with the real world is only a couple of hours away, and
cell phones work in many areas. The number of places, even in the western
US, where you have real wilderness is rapidly decreasing. :-(
I don't think it is as much the "wilderness" aspects as it is the "couple of
hours away". In a medical emergency, that couple of hours could literally
be a lifetime!
- PENNSYLVANIA --- TWO COURSES
Keystone Council in conjunction with Juniata Valley Council is
offering a WFA course the first weekend of April at Hidden Valley.
Dont know the price, but they are doing it at the camp which will
include food and lodging. "Clyde Keller" <ClydeKeller@...> is
the Philmont Coordinator for the Keystone Council that you should
contact for information or to get on the list.
Dates: April 11-13, 2007
- Friday (6pm - 10:30pm) *
- Saturday (8am - 11:00pm) *
- Sunday (8am - 5pm) *
* Time includes breaks & snacks. Lunches & Dinners not included.
Location State College, PA (Centre LifeLink, 125
Spaces Available 32
$130.00 ($100.00 for Scouts & Adult Leaders - includes Venturers)
** (click on) Course Calendar
Wilderness First Aid Basics course to meet the requirements for
back-country emergency responses for almost any location 60 minutes or
more from regular Emergency Medical Service (EMS) response. Even
though the emergency workers near these areas may be trained to search
for and rescue those in need, there may be a delay in the notification
of assistance, the time required to get to the patient, or in moving
the patient to more advanced treatment.
This course combines classroom lecture, skills practice, and realistic
scenarios to teach assessment, basic and advanced first aid
techniques, extended care, transports and evacuations, and dealing
with emotionally upset patients. Basic first aid skills are covered
making this course appropriate for anyone regardless of experience
level. While some preliminary victim recognition and assessment skills
will be discussed CPR skills will NOT be taught during the course.
Participants must be at least 14 years old due to the serious nature
of the content covered in this course. Adult CPR is strongly
suggested, but NOT required.
Length 25 hours (2 full days + 1 evening session)
Wilderness First Aid (Valid for 3 years)
American Red Cross First Aid and When Help is Delayed also available.
- --- "Anna Sturdivant" <anna@...> wrote:
> Training Experts, do you know of a good response to this question? I
> know there is a Wilderness First Aid course at Philmont Training
> Center in September, but that won't work for this unit's needs. Any
> recommendations? How do you handle helping units in your districts
> get training in Wilderness First Aid?
> Thanks in advance for any responses!
> Anna Sturdivant
> Arrowhead District Training Chair
> Circle 10 Council, Dallas TX
Hopefully you've found something to suit your Troop's needs. But,
there are a fewoptions available.
1) Contact your local American Red Cross agencies
2) Search the internet for "Wilderness First Aid" training -- there
are several 'for profit' groups that provide this training.
My troop contacted local ARC people and finally settled with a SOLO
(for profit) course about 3 hours away -- for a cost of $85/per
person. When one of the people taking the course heard the cost, he
contacted his local ARC (one that I had contacted w/ no response) and
managed to get a $60/person course in our own backyard (20 miles away).
Best of luck!