Plattsburgh NY | Wilderness First Aid | May 22nd-23rd, 2021

Wilderness First Aid Course (WFA)

Saturday May 22nd, 7:00AM – 4:30PM

Sunday May 23rd, 8:00AM – 4:00PM

Location: 167 Carbide rd., Plattsburgh NY

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The Wilderness First Aid Course is a 16-hour course, broken up into two 8-hour days. CPR adds 1.5 hours to the first day of class. It is an indoor/outdoor course that blends informational lectures with practical, hands-on application of skills to teach you first aid for emergencies encountered in the wilderness. This course is meant for the outdoor enthusiast on day trips or short adventures where Emergency Medical Response would be expected within 8 hours.

The course is taught through the Emergency Care and Safety Institute (ESCI), which is associated with the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons and the American College of Emergency Physicians. The Gray Bearded Green Beret is a registered Education Center for ESCI.

Each student will be issued a Wilderness First Aid book for their own reference library, and students that complete the training will receive a digital course completion card. Each student will also receive CPR training and certification during this course.

CPR is a pre-requisite for this Course. You must complete the online version that is provided to you prior to the class, as well as the hands-on portion during the course to receive your CPR Certification, and your Wilderness First Aid certificate.

Course Outline

  • Action at an emergency
  • Checking an injured or ill person
  • Bleeding control
  • Wound care
  • Bandaging wounds
  • Burns
  • Eye, ear, nose and tooth injuries
  • Abdominal and pelvic injuries
  • Bone, joint, and muscle injuries
  • Splinting extremities
  • Poisoning
  • Plant induced dermatitis
  • Snake and other reptile bites
  • Insect and arthropod bites and stings
  • Heat related injuries
  • Cold related injuries
  • Altitude illness
  • Lightning
  • Nervous system emergencies
  • Allergies and anaphylaxis
  • Emergency rescues, moves and Prioritizing multiple injured people
  • Evacuation

This course will be indoors, but will also have some outdoor training, rain or shine, so please dress appropriately for the local weather conditions. You do not need to bring any gear with you to this course except a notebook and pen/pencil.


Angelika Underwood | Lead Wilderness Medical Instructor

Joshua Enyart | Owner, Founder and Lead Instructor

Please see our cancellation policy HERE

Event F.A.Q

What do I need to bring for gear?

You do not need to bring any gear. Training gear will be provided on-site

Is food provided?

Food is not provided. Please plan to bring your own food and drinks to this course

Is CPR/AED included?

Yes, as long as you complete the online portion of CPR/AED prior to the class, and complete the hands on portion during class, you will receive a CPR/AED certificate.

  • X-Plo Firearms, Archery & Ammunition
  • 167 Carbide Rd.
  • Plattsburgh
  • NY
  • USA

Event Schedule Details

  • May 22, 2021 7:00 am - 4:30 pm
  • May 23, 2021 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
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