NASAR Wilderness First-aid (WFA) Certification

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Overview

California Survival School’s 16 hour WFA Complete certification course is geared toward adventurers who either work in or frequent the backcountry on extended trips and is designed to give students comprehensive, hands-on training covering key first aid concepts and skills for preventing and responding properly to medical emergencies in the outdoors.

The WFA Complete course consists of two 8-hour days of training in the wild outdoors to ensure an authentic in-field learning environment for absorbing these critical wilderness first-aid skills.

Students who successfully complete all course work and examinations will receive a NASAR (National Association of Search And Rescue) WFA Complete certification good for two years.

What is Included?

WFA Complete Certification Topics Covered:

  • Wilderness Medicine Key Considerations
  • Patient Assessment System
  • Athletic Injuries
  • Lifting and Moving Patients
  • Spinal Cord and Clearing C-Spine
  • Head Injuries
  • Altitude, Lighting, and Water Emergencies
  • Anaphylaxis
  • Shock Recognition and Treatment
  • Dislocation and Fracture Management
  • Heat and Cold Injuries and Prevention
  • Wound & Burn Management
  • Wilderness First-Aid Kit Preparation
  • Evacuation
  • Mass Casualty and Calling for Help
  • CPR

Prerequisites:

No previous first aid training is required. Students must be at least 16 years old to attend this course.

*Students who have completed WFA Essentials (LV1) may be eligible to apply previous training hours towards their WFA Certification.

What Gear do I need to bring?

We ask that you come dressed to spend a day outdoors and bring a lunch, water, as well as something to takes notes with if you wish. You may also want to bring a camera. We’ll provide all the other things needed for your survival adventure! Classes take place outdoors regardless of weather conditions.

Additional Information

Dates & Times:

All courses run from 9 AM to 5 PM unless specifically noted otherwise. Available class dates are noted below for each location.
Directions: The date and area locations for each class are listed in registration section below.

Our Main Operating Areas are:

Orange County & Los Angeles:
Training events are held at various locations throughout the OC/LA Area. Please refer to details provided for your specific event.
San Francisco Bay Area:
Training events are held at various locations throughout the SF Bay Area. Please refer to details provided for your specific event.
San Diego County:
Training events are held at various locations throughout the San Diego Area. Please refer to details provided for your specific event.
Sacramento/Lake Tahoe:
Training events are held at various locations throughout the Sacramento Area. Please refer to details provided for your specific event.

Questions? Email us at any time: info@casurvival.com

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