Why Wilderness First Aid?

Wilderness First Aid
April 22-23, 1o am-6 pm

This is a very good question. Why wilderness first aid vs a regular first aid class? Here are a few reasons why wilderness first aid is a good idea.

  • The wilderness approach is more adaptable to rural areas and disaster situations where resources may be scarce or far away.
  • Wilderness protocols are easy to integrate with natural healing and herbal first aid.
  • The wilderness training is challenging and stimulating.
  • Much of the training is outside using realistic scenarios to help you feel more prepared.
  • The wilderness first aid kit list is more comprehensive than the average first aid kit list.
  • Class size is small to ensure that each student gets attention during the training and scenarios.
  • The picture above is Dave Pike, our primary instructor practicing water rescue, We won’t be doing water rescue, but I thought you’d be interested in seeing him at work!

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

Wilderness First Aid
April 22-23, 1o am-6 pm

There will be two other instructors to ensure you are getting the training you need. Some of the things you will learn:

  • Steps to take to prevent common outdoor injuries and illnesses.
  • A comprehensive assessment to quickly identify minor injuries and illnesses vs. serious emergencies.
  • Wilderness first aid treatment protocols for common injuries and illnesses, including emergencies that are specific to our region.
  • When and how to activate emergency services.
  • An introduction to herbal first aid will be included Saturday night.
Herbalist Leah Wolfe teaches herbal first aid and other topics at the Trillium Center.

Payment for the class is $125 per person including a 16-hour training, 4 meals, book, certification card, and camping fees. Note, we need 10 people minimum for this class to go as planned. You will be refunded in full in case of cancellation. Maximum number of students is 16 to maintain small class size.

To register:

  1. Fill out the form below.
  2. Make a payment online at https://www.paypal.me/TrilliumCenter/125 or send a check payable to the Trillium Center, 715 Furnace Rd. Conneaut OH 44030.