$200

Event Information

Share this event

Date and Time

Location

Location

PCF Office

722 King Street

Columbia, SC 29205

View Map

Event description

Description

WILDERNESS FIRST AID (WFA)

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.

WHO IS THE WFA FOR?
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. It also meets the ACA guidelines.

WHAT IS TAUGHT?
The WFA is 16 hours long (two days), and focuses on the basic skills of: Response and Assessment, Musculoskeletal Injuries, Environmental Emergencies, Survival Skills, Soft Tissue Injuries, and Medical Emergencies.

WHEN: February 23 & 24, 2019

8am - 5pm with an hour lunch break


WHERE: Palmetto Conservation Foundation Office - 722 King Street, Columbia, SC 29205


COST: $200 per person


WHAT TO BRING:

  • Any snacks, lunch (and dinner if you plan to participate in both certifications), and drinks you may want or need during each day.
  • Pen and paper
  • Your personal/ preferred backpacking gear (such as a backpack, sleeping bag, sleeping pad, tarp/ tent/ whatever you use for shelter while camping, and any other gear you typically have with you when backpacking. Having your own gear for the course allows you to learn how to improvise in a realistic manner during a medical emergency while participating in the hands on portion of the course).
  • Rain gear/ cold weather gear (the certifications will happen rain or shine, regardless of the temperature- and some portions of the class will be held outside).

If you have any questions, please contact Rachel Price at rprice@palmettoconservation.org


*We are also offering a CPR & AED certification course that will take place on Saturday, February 23, 2019 from 6 PM to 8 PM and will cost $40.

Please register seperately for CPR & AED Certification HERE:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/cpr-aed-certification-tickets-55719400226

Share with friends

Date and Time

Location

PCF Office

722 King Street

Columbia, SC 29205

View Map

Save This Event

Event Saved