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Wilderness First Aid Course A Must For Outdoor Enthusiasts

Will you be hiking, camping or participating in scouting activities this summer? Does your job keep you outdoors? If so,the American Red Cross can teach you how to respond to an emergency if you are in an area where help may be delayed in reaching you.

The Red Cross Wilderness and Remote First Aid course includes training on what to do in the case of:

  • Head (Brain), Neck and Spinal Injuries
  • Heat-Related Emergencies
  • Hypothermia
  • Altitude-Related Illnesses
  • Allergies and Anaphylaxis
  • Burns
  • Bone and Joint Injuries
  • Wounds and Wound Infection

The course is based on the Boy Scouts of America Wilderness First Aid Curriculum and Doctrine Guidelines and has been reviewed and/or supported by the American Camp Association, American Canoe Association, National Recreation and Park Association and JCC Association. Wilderness and Remote First Aid also offers enhanced content and topics to meet OSHA’s Best Practices for Workplace First Aid Training Programs.

Course participants must be at least 14 years of age and possess current certification in Adult Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation/Automated External Defibrillator (CPR/AED). You can visit for information, training opportunities, or if you need to take a CPR/AED class.

The Wilderness and Remote First Aid Reference Guide and Pocket Guide are available for anyone to purchase at the Red Cross Store. Both Guides are perfect resources to help protect people who spend time outdoors for work or recreation.