Red Cross Advanced Wilderness First Aid Training

This class is designed for individuals who have already been certified in Wilderness First Aid and who need to be recertified.  This course teaches advanced first aid skills for extreme situations in which emergency care is delayed for long periods or self-evacuation is necessary. It covers how to deal with intense injury prevention, proper advanced preparation, more advanced first aid techniques, and transfer and evacuation techniques.

Participants must be at least 16 years old, have previously been certified in WFA training, and have a valid CPR/AED certification to begin the WFA training course. CPR/AED training is a Friday night ‘add-on’ option for this course. 

Wilderness First Aid certification is a required course for at least one adult leader on any BSA high adventure trip. However, it is recommended that two adult leaders get trained.  (Philmont now requires two.)

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  Loud Thunder Scout Reservation (9906 175th St, Illinois City, IL)
  Course starts at 8:00 a.m. on Saturday and should end by noon on Sunday 
(Friday CPR/AED add-on course starts at 6:00 p.m.)
Cost:   $60 for WFA course (includes food/lodging/books/certification fees)
$15 add-on fee for CPR/AED certification (includes food/lodging/certification fees)

Registration for this event is closed.

Participants will be tent camping. Please bring your own tent, sleeping bag, toiletries, and camping materials appropriate for the weather. Meals and some classwork will be held indoors . Some coursework will be held outdoors so please dress accordingly. Please bring a notebook, pen or pencil, and wear Scout appropriate clothing.

Course is limited to 25 participants who register. Deadline for registration is November 6, 2017. 

Contact: Gary Pearsall at with questions about course.

Contact: Council Service Center at (563) 388-7233 with questions about registration.