Wilderness/Advanced First-aid

San Francisco, Redwood City, San Jose, Dublin, Brentwood, Concord, Berkeley, Novato, Sacramento

Course Description
“Austere Medicine” is a term used to describe medical and first aid situations in environments where immediate 911 response may not be available for hours or possibly even days. This course will allow WFR (Wilderness First Responders) to recertify and offer more skills and knowledge to EMR (Emergency Medical Responders), as well as WEMT’s that need a skills session to recertify, and initial/renewal WFA certification for SAR team members. CERT and NERT graduates and neighborhood teams will benefit from this training. This course is also for those that would like comprehensive, hands-on skills in Patient Assessment, Bleeding Control, Wound Management and Infection Control, strains and sprains and more.

Topics Covered

  • Wilderness/Back Country expeditions and sports
  • Disasters and recovery from them
  • Developing countries and rural areas where response can take more than one hour

With ASHI Wilderness First Aid training, first aid providers in these settings will be better prepared to respond when faced with limited resources, longer times to care for someone, and decisions about when and how to evacuate an ill or injured person. This comprehensive 16-hour course exceeds the Boy Scouts of America Wilderness First Aid Curriculum and Doctrine Guidelines, 2017 Edition, and is taught by a NOLS certified Wilderness Emergency Medical Technician (WEMT) and member of the State of California Search and Rescue (SAR) team.

Who should take this Wilderness First-aid Course:
Camp counselors, scout troop leaders, backpackers, cyclists, ski patrol, Emergency Response Team members, or anyone who participates in outdoor or back country activities or is travelling abroad where the 911 system is not immediately available.

About Us - Safety Training Seminars

  • STS is an official American Heart Association Training Center (License 20784-CA)
  • Lowest prices in the San Francisco Bay Area Guaranteed
  • Students are issued their certification cards on the day of class
  • Over 150 BLS courses offered per month
  • Classes offered at your site. Ask about our Group Discounts.
  • Safety Training Seminars was founded in 1989. Local Company.

About our Classrooms

  • Large classrooms with comfortable chairs & tables
  • Free tea, coffee, granola bars, water
  • Phone/ipad charging station in all classrooms
  • Free Parking (except Berkeley, but BART is close)
  • Friendly, professional, experienced instructors
  • Free rescheduling if you miss your class

Bay Area Course Locations

  • San Francisco
  • Redwood City
  • San Jose
  • Dublin
  • Concord
  • Berkeley
  • Novato
  • Brentwood
  • Sacramento


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