Wilderness First Aid

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Wilderness first aid is the assessment and treatment of injuries and illnesses in remote locations, with limited resources, for an extended period of time (definitive medical care cannot be accessed for an hour or more). The program provides valuable training in an enjoyable, hands-on format. You’ll learn a practical, step-by-step approach to WFA that will help you develop the skills and confidence you’ll need to manage backcountry emergencies.

This course is designed for individuals who are not professional responders, but who require or desire wilderness first aid knowledge and skills. Hiking/climbing leaders, camp counselors or administrators, rangers and other occupations that work in wilderness, and all outdoor enthusiasts will benefit from this course.

Keep in mind that Peak Skills Wilderness First Aid is not like any other WFA class you've taken! You'll get a broader depth of knowledge through the use of hands-on props and visual aids that boost retention of the material - which translates to being better prepared to respond in an actual outdoor emergency.

Successful completion of the course earns a 3 year certification. Once you've taken the course, you are welcome to keep your skills current by attending any future class as an assistant. WFA refresher scenarios will be offered periodically to provide an opportunity for valuable review and practice of the skills you learn.

Email Terrie with any questions regarding the course.


COST: $160 Includes 16 hours of instruction, student WFA handbook, handouts, certificate(must complete all 16 hours)and optional on-site camping for Saturday night. Your RSVP does not register you for the class!

To register click here. (http://www.peakskillsllc.com/class-registration.html)

To ensure that the seriously committed backcountry enthusiasts who understand the value of WFA certification get their opportunity to attend, you'll be moved to the waitlist if you RSVP but don't complete your registration within 48 hours.

DATES: May 21 - 22, 2016

LOCATION: Rush Ranch Nature Center, 3521 Grizzly Island Rd., Suisun City, CA https://www.google.com/maps/place/Rush+Ranch+Open+Space/@38.2090256,-122.0251787,15z/data=!4m2!3m1!1s0x0:0x32e565b9d39f011b (https://www.google.com/maps/place/Rush+Ranch+Open+Space/@38.2090256,-122.0251787,15z/data=%214m2%213m1%211s0x0:0x32e565b9d39f011b)

INSTRUCTOR: Terrie Arnold RN, Peak Skills LLC

MINIMUM AND MAXIMUM GROUP SIZE: minimum 5, maximum 10

GETTING THERE: From east of Fairfield, take I-80west to Chadbourne Rd, Exit 44A. From Chadbourne Rd., take CA-12east to a right turn on Grizzly Island Rd. From west of Fairfield, take I-80east to exit 43 for CA-12, from CA-12 turn right on Grizzly Island Rd

ACCOMMODATIONS AND FOOD: All participants should bring a lunch for both days, and if camping, a dinner for Saturday and breakfast for Sunday. You may want to bring snacks for throughout the day, and be sure to have containers for water/fluids. We will have the use of a small kitchen for refrigeration and microwave.

CLOTHING: We will be moving from inside a classroom to outdoors and back, several times throughout the day; wear layers so you can adjust to temperature variation. Bring rain gear, as we will likely go outside even if it rains. Check the forecast here: https://www.google.com/search?q=weather+suisun+94585&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8

EMERGENCIES: Northbay Medical Center, 1200 B Gale Wilson Blvd, Fairfield, CA[masked]