Wilderness First Aid Training
1774 Sound Ave
Calverton, NY 11933
Location Phone: (631) 727-1614
Suffolk County Council is offering Wilderness First Aid (WFA) training for the 2023 High Adventure season. All Crews attending programs at BSA National High Adventure Bases must have persons certified in WFA, along with CPR/AED.
We provide WFA certification through the Emergency Care and Safety Institute (ECSI), one of 3 providers meeting the BSA’s requirements for WFA training. The BSA WFA course is a 16-hour curriculum taught in a hybrid format, with 8 hours of in-person instruction and 8 hours of online training. The in-person instruction focuses on Wilderness First Aid scenarios, skills demonstration, and skills testing. The online training permits participants to complete the coursework at their own pace and schedule. The minimum age for this course is 14 years of age. This course is for persons requiring certification for Summer 2023 programs only. Future WFA courses will be held for Winter 2024 and Summer 2024.
After registration with SCCBSA the participant will be given a link to the ECSI enrollment website and a redemption code. The participant will then enroll on the ECSI website directly. The cost is $26 with the redeem code. Once enrolled, participants will download course material from Jones and Bartlett Learning (JBL). All participants must complete the coursework and pass the final exam prior to the in-person session.
The in-person session is Saturday, June 10, 2023, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Location: McMorris Lodge, Baiting Hollow Scout Camp
For those requiring CPR/AED Certification, training will be accomplished during the in-person session. The CPR/AED cost is $20 (cash or check) and registration and fees will be at the in-person session.