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Wilderness First Aid

Planning a trip to the back country where a 911 call cannot get through, or where rescue may be hours away? Going to Philmont, Northern Tier, or Sea Base? Hiking the Appalachian Trail with your Troop or Crew? You might find yourself in a situation requiring not only first aid, but also care until evacuation or rescue.

Take your standard first aid skills to a higher level. The Atlanta Area Council Activities Committee will sponsor several Wilderness First Aid Courses throughout the year. They are offered at Basic and Advanced levels. 

Basic Wilderness First Aid American Red Cross Certification

This is a 16-hour course developed by the American Red Cross (ARC) and is taught by scout leaders who are certified ARC instructors. Participants, who complete all course requirements, receive a two-year ARC certification. The course requires that all participants complete either of two evening/afternoon orientation sessions AND one all-day Saturday session. This course is open to all adult leaders, AND we encourage scouts 14 and older to participate.

Pre-Requisites

  • Participants must attend one evening/afternoon session and one all-day Saturday session. 
    All participants must be 14 years of age at the completion of the course.
    All participants must hold current adult CPR/AED certification.* 
    All participants must bring a current BSA Medical Form, Parts A & B.
    All participants must have their own email address.  If you have any other type of certification with the American Red Cross, it is suggested you use that email address for this course.  The ARC uses the email as a unique identifier.
The Atlanta Area Council accepts only CPR/AED certificates from the American Red Cross (ARC) or the American Heart Association (AHA). Online courses do not qualify, you must attend and pass a live session for Adult CPR/AED. 

Notes:

If you do not have a valid CPR certificate at the time of the class, you may register for CPR Saturday on December 8, 2018.

This training costs $75 per participant

Questions can be addressed to the Course Director, Wayne Miller, at wayne.miller.atl@gmail.com.

Upcoming Courses

Option A, November 8 & 17, 2018

Thursday, 11/8 from 6pm – 10pm at the Volunteer Service Center and Saturday, 11/17 from 8am – 5pm at Allatoona Aquatics Base.

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Option B, November 11 & 17, 2018

Sunday, 11/11 from 2pm – 6pm at the Volunteer Service Center and Saturday, 11/17 from 8am – 5pm at Allatoona Aquatics Base.

Wilderness First Aid SOLO Basic WFA Certification

This 16 hour course developed by Stonehearth Open Learning Opportunities (SOLO) is taught by professional instructors from SOLO, a pioneer in wilderness medicine education.

Wilderness First Aid (WFA) is SOLO’s most popular course and it creates a solid foundation in the basics of backcountry medical care. The WFA is the perfect course for the outdoor enthusiast or trip leader who wants a basic level of first aid training for short trips with family, friends, and outdoor groups. The course focuses on the basic skills of: Response and Assessment, Musculoskeletal Injuries, Environmental Emergencies, Survival Skills, Soft Tissue Injuries, and Medical Emergencies.  During the course, there is ongoing evaluation of practical skills, and there are written assessments throughout the course.

Pre-Requisites

  • All participants must be 14 years of age at the completion of the course.
  • CPR Certification is not included nor is it required.
  • All participants must bring a current BSA Medical Form, Parts A & B.

Upcoming Courses:

$150 per participant.  Fee includes lunch on both days and a campsite registration. Camping can be arranged for scouts & scouters by prior arrangement with the Course Coordinator.  Breakfast and dinner will not be provided.

Fall 2018: October 13-14, 2018

Advanced Wilderness First Aid SOLO AWFA Certification

Accidents happen. People get hurt, sick, or lost. The temperature drops, the wind picks up, and it starts to rain. Would you know what to do? Many backcountry emergencies are preventable, and even when bad things happen, sometimes the wrong care can make things worse. By learning a few basic skills, you can make the difference between a good outcome and a bad one-and maybe even save a life. The AWFA is the perfect course for the outdoor enthusiast or trip leader who wants in depth information on medical and environmental emergencies along with hands-on practice of backcountry first aid skills. It also meets the ACA guidelines. The SOLO AWFA is 16 hours long (two days) and focuses on leadership. Participants learn to take control of medical situations, including patient assessment, injury management, traction and other necessary outdoor skills. The class goes into greater depth of basic WFA subjects than the SOLO Basic WFA course.

Pre-Requisites

  • Participants must have completed SOLO Basic Wilderness First Aid in the past 24 months.
  • CPR Certification is not included or required.
  • All participants must bring a current BSA Medical Form, Parts A & B.

Upcoming Courses:

This training costs $150 per participant including lunch on both days and a campsite registration. Breakfast and dinner will not be provided.

Spring 2018: April 21-22, 2018

Fall 2018: November 3-4, 2018

ATLANTA AREA COUNCIL
BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA

1800 Circle 75 Parkway SE
Atlanta, GA 30339

phone: 770.989.8820

Hours of Operation:
8:30am - 6:00pm (M-F) 
9:00am - 1:00pm (Sat.)
Closed (Sun.)

ATLANTA SCOUT SHOP

1800 Circle 75 Parkway SE
Atlanta, GA 30339

phone: 770.988.9912

Hours of Operation:
9:00 A.M. - 6:00 P.M. (M-F) 
9:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M. (Sat.)
Closed (Sun.)