NOTE: Photos on this page are from pre-pandemic training classes. Some class activities have been modified to mitigate pandemic risks. All participants must wear face masks.
ASHI CERTIFIED WILDERNESS FIRST AID
2-Day Course Tuition:
$275 includes certification. Register 30 days or more prior to class date and receive a $30 discount.
2021 public classes completed, contact us for more info.
Wilderness environments create special situations not usually encountered in an urban or suburban environment. With an ASHI Wilderness First Aid class, first aid providers in a remote outdoor setting will be better prepared to respond when faced with limited resources, longer times to care for someone, and decisions about when and how fast to evacuate an ill or injured person. This comprehensive 16-hour wilderness first aid course meets or exceeds the Boy Scouts of America Wilderness First Aid Curriculum and Doctrine Guidelines, 2017 Edition.
If you like to take short trips relatively close to medical resources, work at camps or lead wilderness trips, enjoy weekend family outdoor activities, or recreate outdoors, this course is for you. You will learn:
- Preparation and Assessment
- Preventing and Caring for Injuries and Illnesses
- Environmental Hazards
- Other Wilderness Considerations
- How to make appropriate evacuation decisions.
You will spend half your time practicing skills and participating in realistic scenarios. Dress for the weather, class will be held in our sheltered outdoor classroom.
The instructor for this class is Matt Sirni, a Wilderness Emergency Medical Technician (EMT), New York State EMT, and Certified Wilderness Search Crew Boss.
CLASS FORMAT AND PERSONAL PREPAREDNESS
Check-in is 7:45 AM on the first day. Course days run from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM. All course materials will be provided on the first morning of the course.
The class format is classroom lectures integrated with practical scenarios, case studies, and skills practice sessions. Attendance is required at all classes. We will use multiple outdoor locations at NORA’s training center including sheltered and open areas. Bring outdoor clothing appropriate for lying on the potentially wet, snowy, or cold ground playing the role of both rescuer and patient.
Stage (moulage) blood and make-up may be used to enhance the realism of a scenario. The classroom environment generally lends itself to a pair of comfy shoes and a camp chair.
- Notebook and pencil or pen
- Watch with a second hand or digital second
- Sunglasses and hat
- Water bottle
- Light day pack
- Waterproof outerwear top and bottom
- Light hiking boots or sturdy shoes
- Clothing layers that allow you to be comfortable in a variety of weather conditions
- Camp chair for classroom time (optional)
Registration & Payment: Tuition payment in full to Northeast Off Road Adventures (NORA) is required to reserve your spot in the course. Pay online by following the registration link at the top of this page. The tuition fee includes instruction, handouts, a field pocket-guide, equipment use, and certification.
Cancellation Policy: You may cancel up to the day of the class (you must notify us by phone or email) and receive a full credit for another class or NORA activity for up to 12 months. Credit only, no refunds.
Meals and Lodging
Bottled water, coffee, tea and light snacks will be provided.
Sandwich or salad lunch may be ordered during the morning of class for $15 (cash) each day and will be delivered to your class site.
Local lodging suggestions:
NORA’s Training Center is located at:
23 Tempaloni Road
American Safety & Health Institute: