Gain some good tools and knowledge to handle a wilderness first aid emergency! This Wilderness First Aid class offers 16 hours of instruction and a wilderness first aid certification. In addition to a half day of outdoor scenario practice of first aid and leadership skills, this class covers: patient assessment, shock and bleeding, head and spinal injuries, wounds, musculoskeletal injuries, heat and cold illnesses, and much more. The class is engaging and fun, with lots of hands-on skills practice.
Cost: $250 (includes 16 hours of instruction and basic wilderness first aid certification, good for 3 years, as well as meals and camping)
OR $200 for locals (doesn't include camping, Saturday dinner, or Sunday breakfast; does include lunch on Saturday / Sunday)
Instructor: Bobbie Foster
Bobbie has been involved in outdoor recreation education since 1988. As an employee of the University of California at San Francisco Medical School outdoor program “Outdoors Unlimited” she served as the coordinator of the whitewater canoeing program, a back country skiing leader/instructor, a back packing leader, budgets manager, publicity coordinator and risk management supervisor. In 1994, she found her true passion in the field of first aid. She served as First Aid Coordinator and Lead Instructor from 1994 to 2001. In 2001, she left UCSF and started her own company, Foster Calm, so she could focus on teaching first aid. Her attention to detail and organizational skills are legendary. For her, teaching first aid is more than a career: it is a labor of love that is her way of giving back to her community.