Registration extended for WFA!

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

This class still has space available! 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:

-Friday-
Introductions
Potluck Dinner

-Saturday-
Breakfast
Preparation and Assessment of the Problem
Lunch
Preventing and Caring for Injuries (All Types)
Dinner
Bonfire by the creek

-Sunday-
Breakfast
Problems with Weather and Environment
Bites, Bugs and Plant Poisons
Lunch
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.

Make a deposit to save your seat and get your book sent to you in advance. Get the registration form and other details at https://www.artful.ly/store/events/9996

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