Wilderness First Aid Class
Oct. 27-28, in Farmington, Maine
Dates: October 27 & 28, 2018 (2-day class) $175
Location: Farmington Fire Department, Farmington Maine
Time: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday & Sunday
The best and most comprehensive course of its kind, WFA offers relevant and realistic first-aid training for seasonal outdoor activities or short-term wilderness endeavors and pursuits. Wilderness First Aid is a two-day course covering general medical concepts and basic life support skills. It is targeted to the outdoor enthusiast on day trips or short adventures. The course is taught by a professional instructor with significant backcountry care experience.
Instructor: Paul Marcolini, Wilderness Medical Associates International (WMA) http://www.wildmed.com/
Sponsored by: Franklin Search & Rescue (FSAR) http://franklinsar.blogspot.com/
Course topics: Patient Assessment System; CPR; Circulatory System; Nervous System; Respiratory System; Musculoskeletal Injuries and Splinting; Hypothermia; Hyperthermia and Heat Illness; Submersion Injuries; Lightning Injuries; Wounds and Burns; Anaphylaxis; Lifting, Moving Extrication; Patient Carries; Backcountry Medicine
Certifications: The WFA course is scheduled for two days or 16 hours of instructional and practice time. Upon successful completion, students will receive certification in Wilderness First Aid and Adult CPR.
Students will receive the following books on this course:
Wilderness First Aid Guide
The Outward Bound Wilderness First-Aid Handbook
Evaluation: Successful completion with certification is based on 100% attendance, satisfactory performance on homework assignments, demonstrated proficiency with practical skills, and a successful grade on a final written exam.
Prerequisites: Students must be at least 16 years old to participate in this course. Those under 18 years of age require the written consent of a parent or guardian.
To register: Please follow this link to register for the WMA class this fall:
Scholarship: Franklin Search and Rescue (FSAR) with the help of the Carrabassett Valley Outdoor Education Fund,[funded by a CVOA charitable contribution] will offer several partial scholarships for our WFA course in October. Applicants for the $75 scholarship should send an email describing, “How I envision using my WFA skills after completing the class” to: FSARInformation@gmail.com
Payment: Please send a check made out to FSAR for $175 to the team secretary: Steve Mitman, FSAR Secretary, 27 Ivy Rd., Strong, Maine 04983. Before your name will be added to the roster and your slot reserved, tuition must be paid in full.
Steve Mitman, FSAR Secretary
Questions? Contact: Steve Mitman — firstname.lastname@example.org (207) 491-2713
~ Al Sleight presents this information, while noting that CVOA gave a charitable donation to the organization so as to provide scholarships for the course. ~