*Wilderness First Aid/CPR Training

05/09/14 - 05/08/14

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Wilderness and Remote First Aid Course

WHAT:

The Wilderness and Remote First Aid class is a 16 hour course which will help you prepare for the unexpected. This fast paced, hands-on training is designed to meet the needs of scouts, scout  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 you will be challenged to integrate your learning skills. At the end of the course, you’ll have the knowledge, skills and ability to make sound decisions in emergency situation.  This course certification is good for 2 years.

WHERE:

Brierfield State Park, Brierfield Al

WHEN:

CPR/AED:  Thursday May 8th 6pm-8pm Riverchase United Methodist Church

WFA:           Friday May 9th 5pm- 10pm Brierfield State Park

                     Saturday May 10th 7am – 6pm Brierfield State Park.

WHY:

This course is required for any high adventure activity by the BSA.  It is essential for troops who are involved in activities where you are further than 1 hour away from EMS.  It also meets one of the requirements for the Ranger Award in the Venturing Program.

WHO:

This course is open to anyone aged 14 and over.

PRE-REQUISITES - Current certification in adult CPR/AED is required.  A separate CPR/AED class will be held on Thursday May 8th at Riverchase United Methodist Church for those NOT HOLDING current certification.  CPR/AED certification class cost is $20.00.  If you are currently certified in CPR/AED, you must send a copy of you CPR card prior to attending the WFA class.  If you need certification please contact the course coordinator, Angie Pettigrew.

DETAILSAngie Pettigrew is the Wilderness First Aid Instructor and is an active ASM for Troop 367.  She as well as others who assist in teaching the course has attended all three High Adventure Camp in the past 2 years.  This course will follow the BSA guidelines which were published in 2009.  The WFA class will be taught at Brierfield State Park.

COURSEThe WFA course fee is $125.00, which includes Red Cross course materials and first aid supplies needed during the class.  We will also provide a Cracker Barrel on Friday night and breakfast and lunch on Saturday.  The class has limited size and will be filled on a first come basis.  After receiving your information and payment, you will be pre-registered for the course and fully registered when the class reaches 30 participants.  Your payment will be refunded if the class doesn’t reach 30 participants.   The course is nonrefundable 30 days prior to training.  You may substitute someone else in your place if you can’t attend.  Please make your check Angie Pettigrew and mail it to:

Angie Pettigrew

227 Sunrise Court

Alabaster, AL 35007

Registration Deadline – April 10th

Additional Information:  www.bsa367.com/wfa

CONTACT INFO:  If you have any questions please contact Angie Pettigrew

E-mail address: angiep@uab.edu or pettigrewangie@gmail.com    Cell phone:  205-999-1085