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. Click here to see current First Aid class offerings. 

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:

September 11-12, 2021
October 16-17, 2021
November 20-21, 2021 
December 11 -12, 2021


            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 408-638-8339    

Must sign up two weeks prior to course to allow time for materials to arrive before class

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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.*****