Arlington Echo Outdoor Education Center is sponsoring a Center for Wilderness Safety course in Wilderness First Aid. This two-day introductory Wilderness First Aid course teaches participants the assessment of, and treatment given to an ill or injured person in the backcountry. In this type of setting, access to definitive care such as a hospital or clinic, as well as emergency transport may delayed for hours or even days. Course participants will learn how to assess, treat, and when possible, prevent medical and traumatic emergencies within the scope of their training.
This course is an intensive course which offers a lot of hands-on practice through scenarios, case studies and simulations. Students will constantly be both indoors and outdoors for simulations and practice, regardless of the weather, barring severe inclement weather. Come to class prepared for the weather, as we spend a lot of time outdoors training.
Successful participants will leave with a two-year certification in Wilderness First Aid, essential for outdoor professionals and outdoor recreation enthusiasts alike!
When: May 21st & 22nd, 8 AM – 7 PM daily.
Where: Arlington Echo Outdoor Education Center, 975 Indian Landing Road, Millersville, MD 21108
Meals: Light meals and snacks provided. Participants encouraged to bring additional snacks to share.
Registration: wildsafe.org/schedule – scroll down to May 21st for the course hosted in Millersville, MD.