Wilderness First Aid Certificate

Photo of WFA class
WFA students practice rolling mock patient, Charles, to check his back for injuries.

Wilderness First Aid Class
October 14-16, 10 AM-7 PM

Deposit is due Sep 10th!

Get the registration form and other details at https://www.artful.ly/store/events/9996

We are so excited to have Dave Pike and Charles Schiavone back to teach a Wilderness First Aid class at the Trillium Center. This is a hands-on course that prepares participants to avoid, prevent or cope with medical issues in wilderness environments. Later in the year, Leah Wolfe will offer an Herbal First Aid course to complement this class.

This is a 16-hour class over two days including the following topics:

Potluck Dinner

Preparation and Assessment of the Problem
Preventing and Caring for Injuries (All Types)
Bonfire by the creek

Problems with Weather and Environment
Bites, Bugs and Plant Poisons
Medical Problems
Conclusion, Exam & Performance Evaluations

Total cost: $185
Fee includes tuition, 5 meals, lodging for Friday and Saturday night, WFA card, and books.

Your book will be sent to you when you register, so register early. We encourage you to read the book before the class. You and everyone else will have a better learning experience if we can focus on developing body memory and not focus on the book. The course ends with a 2-part exam (scenarios and written test) to ensure that you have integrated the information. You will receive a WFA card when you pass the exam. You will be better prepared in the event of an emergency!

The Instructors
Dave Pike works on a Rescue Squad in Western North Carolina as EMS crew and Wilderness Rescue Technician. A Wilderness EMT since 2002 and credentialed for instruction with American Safety & Health Institute as well as North Carolina’s Office of EMS, Dave Pike has worked as an EMT in urban, wilderness and disaster situations.

Charles Schiavone is a retired volunteer firefighter and paramedic at the Conneaut Fire Department, Station #3 and a builder and potter at the Trillium Center and BLD farm. He has been a street medic trainer for more than 5 years and went to Haiti after the earthquake to provide disaster relief.

You must make a deposit to save your seat by September 10 and register by October 1. Get the registration form and other details at https://www.artful.ly/store/events/9996