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What’s the difference between a wilderness survival situation and a medical emergency?
In the back-country, it’s likely timing. Like best friends, it’s hard to keep these two apart and the start of one is often soon followed by the other. Those who truly want to be prepared to survive a back-country emergency will complete wilderness-specific first-aid training as well as wilderness survival training before their next outdoor adventure.
California Survival School’s hands-on emergency response training courses for wilderness professionals and outdoor enthusiasts will equip you with the knowledge and practical skill-sets necessary to handle common wilderness emergency situations.
WIlderness Emergency Respone Training Courses

Wilderness First-aid Essentials (LV1)

California Survival School’s 8 hour wilderness first-aid essentials course is designed to introduce key first-aid skills and concepts for responding properly to medical emergencies in the outdoors. Taught by seasoned wilderness medical professionals, this single-day class takes place throughout California in wild outdoor spaces to ensure an authentic hands-on learning environment for absorbing these critical wilderness first-aid skills. Learn more and register here.

Wilderness First-aid WFA Certification (LV2)

Our 16 hour complete WFA certification is a two day wilderness first aid intensive that builds on our WFA essentials course and will give you a solid foundation in the fundamentals of wilderness medicine. Learning takes place outdoors regardless of weather conditions, providing an authentic training experience for hands-on training that saves lives. Successful course completion earns you a CASS Wilderness First Aid certification which stays current for two years. Learn more and register here.

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