Wilderness First Aid

WFA Class May 8th or 9th

Choose Saturday or Sunday

$220 + $7online fee

Additional CPR Class

6-8 pm after your in-person class

$40

Registration Questions?

Kyndra@famous-adventures.com
843-801-3924

Offered as a hybrid course in 2021, participants complete 8 hours online, and attend class May 8th or May 9th for 8 hours in-person learning.  See COVID-19 policies below.  

Optional CPR course after in-person class, 6-8 pm - $40 additional fee

 

Co-hosted by Famous Adventures and Charleston Collegiate School, Wilderness First Aid (WFA) is the first aid course required by summer camps and Boy Scouts of America, and is strongly recommended for international religious and school group leaders.  

 

Minimum age: 14 years old

 

We are excited to offer a class right here in Charleston, on the beautiful campus at Charleston Collegiate!  Learn important skills and meet other locals who love working and playing outdoors. 

 

Learn more about the course topics on SOLO's website

 

What you'll need: 

  • Eat a healthy breakfast

  • Bring lunch and a water bottle

  • Dress appropriately for cold and/or rain.  Class takes place mostly outdoors, regardless of weather. (See COVID policy, below)

  • Ability to complete 8 hours of online learning prior or May 8th.  

 

What you'll get: 

  • Course books + a SOLO instructor

  • Class at Charleston Collegiate School's beautiful campus!

  • WFA Certification good for 2 years (upon completion of exam)

  • Optional CPR certification good for 1 year (upon completion of exam)


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Wilderness First Aid is SOLO’s most popular course and it creates a solid foundation in the basics of backcountry medical care. Started as the “Mountain/Woods First Aid” course in 1975, this was the first course of its kind in the United States, and it is the curriculum upon which all other backcountry medicine courses are based.


Anatomy of a Wilderness Crisis
Anatomy of the Musculoskeletal System
Asthma
Cold-Related Injuries
Environmental Emergencies & Survival Skills (including lightning)
Heat-Related Injuries
Medical Emergencies & Critical Care
Patient Assessment System
Patient Lifting & Moving
Principles of Fracture Care
Rescue Plan
Response & Assessment
Soft Tissue Injuries & Medical Emergencies
Spinal Cord Injury Management
Sprains & Strains
Trauma-Musculoskeletal Injuries
Trauma-Soft Tissue Injuries
Use of Epinephrine

COVID-19 polices: 

This course if half online / half in person to allow for more participants. 

 

Face coverings are required.  Classes are limited to 10 people.  In-person class will be outdoors as weather allows.  Indoor space with 6 feet between students will be used if needed. 

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