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Max class size: 10

Does not include:: Wilderness First Aid Student Handbook: $20

Operating under Special Use Permit, Tahoe National Forest.

First Aid

Wilderness First Aid - WFA & CPR     2 day

Have you ever wondered what you would do if someone in your group broke their leg skiing or your climbing partner was struck in the head by a rock? Every backcountry skiing, climbing or mountaineering group should have people trained in wilderness first aid skills because it's only a matter of time in before you will need to put them into use in the backcountry.

Wilderness First Aid - WFA (18 hours) is an entry level, 2 day course for those who are involved in wilderness activities. This course is the choice of many recreational skiers, climbers and mountaineers. Basic first aid skills will be taught in the classroom and practiced hands-on in the wilderness environment. This course also meets the requirements for a WFR Refresher.

Lecture and discussion, practical exercise and outdoor scenarios help students gain confidence, and encourage the development of critical decision making skills. After successful completion students are certified for 2 years by the American Safety and Health Institute (ASHI), a nationally recognized organization.

Cost:   $260
Includes ASHI WFA & CPR Card
Does not include Wilderness First Aid Student Handbook: $20
*Payable in cash or check to the Instructor

Nov 16-17, 2019(Sat-Sun)    

Skills covered will include:
  • Patient assessment
  • Recognizing and treating shock
  • Bandaging and bleeding control
  • Splinting fractures, sprains and dislocations
  • Assessing head and spinal injuries
  • Treating hypothermia
  • Recognizing altitude sickness
  • Identifying various medical problems
  • Using non-standard and improvised equipment
  • Evacuation techniques
  • CPR

Course Instructor, Bill Seline
Bill is an Senior ASI Guide and Avalanche Program Director with many years of experience ski patrolling and teaching first aid and CPR. He is also currently the Captain with Truckee Fire Dept.

Student Notes:
  • Students are encouraged to bring their own first aid kit to the class if they have one. See the list of recommended items for a wilderness first aid kit
  • American Safety and Health Institute (ASHI) WFA Certification card is good for 2 years
  • Course includes American Heart Association CPR card good for 2 years

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"Bill Seline has a unique way of both meeting curriculum guidelines as well as the individual needs of his students. I have been taking First Aid courses & refreshers for over 40 years. Bill is by far the best instructor I've ever had”.

- Bela G. Vadasz
  ASI Director
  IFMGA Mtn Guide

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