*Wilderness First Aid

04/24/15 - 04/23/15

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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:

Morgan United Methodist Church, off Exit 6 on Interstate 459, Bessemer Al.

WHEN:

CPR/AED:  Thursday April 23rd  6pm-8pm Morgan United Methodist Church

WFA:           Friday April 24th  5:30pm- 10pm Morgan United Methodist Church

                     Saturday April 25th 7am – 7pm Morgan United Methodist Church

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 April 23rd at Morgan 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 several years.  This course will follow the BSA guidelines which were published in 2009.  

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 continental 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 25 participants.  Your payment will be refunded if the class doesn’t reach 25 participants.   The course is nonrefundable 15 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 15th

 

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

Please complete the information below and return with your check:                                                                 Participant:  __________________________________________________________________

Address: _____________________________________________________________________

Phone:  _________________________________    E-Mail: ____________________________

Troop/Pack/Crew _________________________ Group/Association _________________________

Any Food Restrictions? __________________________________________________________

CPR/AED Certification Needed   yes/no________________