Wilderness First Aid Training

Course Description: Prepare for the unexpected with this fun, hands-on introduction to wilderness medicine.  If you like to take short trips relatively close to medical resources, work at wilderness camps, enjoy weekend family outdoor activities, or recreate outdoors, this course is for you.

This course is great for people of all experience levels, and is best suited for those who recreate outdoors where EMS response can be expected in a timely manner (fewer than 8 hours).  You'll learn the Patient Assessment System, how to provide effective first aid treatments for injuries and illnesses common in the outdoors, and how to maker appropriate evacuation decisions.

Requirements: Must have current First Aid and CPR prior to start of class. Skills will be tested first day of Wilderness First Aid. (Can be taken the Friday before the course)

Bring the First Day of class: Lunch for yourself. No lunch will be provided. A notebook and pen. Water, a copy of your CPR and First Aid certifications (we need a copy for record keeping purposes).

Dates Available:

February 11-12, 2023
March 18-19, 2023
April 15-16, 2023
May 20-21, 2023
June 24-25, 2023
September 23-24, 2023
October 21-22, 2023
November 18-19, 2023


            8:00 am to 4:00 pm both days

Where:  San Jose Council Service Center, located at 970 W. Julian Street

What to Bring- Pen & Paper, wear comfortable clothing at allow you to get on floor to perform first aid practice. (Uniforms not required) a blanket or similar to for the practice sessions.  BRING YOUR LUNCH, SNACKS and WATER.

COST: $150.00 includes book, materials, and card.  Limited to 36

Registration Questions:   Training@svmbc.org  or 408-638-8300  

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Course Dates - Saturday and Sunday from 8:00am to 5:00pm *
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*****If there are any cancellations, please notify the Camping Director in writing at least two weeks prior to the committed date. All refunds/transfers are subject to a 15% cancellation fee. There is no refund one week before the event. For registration, facility questions, information and confirmation email camping@svmbc.org. The event will be held rain or shine. No refunds due to weather.*****