2017 2.5 Day (20 hours) Wilderness First Aid - September 29-October 1
What should you bring with you to WFA (be sure you have your name on anything you bring with you)?
- Small Tarp (to lay on)
- 2-3 2’-4’ cam straps or a couple old belts (used to secure a splint)
- 4’ or longer stick/paddle (used as a splint)
- clothes that you don’t mind getting stained (we will be using stage blood and bruising)
It’s important that you have appropriate clothes for the weather. Think about having rain gear available. This is a rain or shine course.
Please bring your lunch with you for both full days and plan to stay at Dodge Park for lunch so we can start on time after lunch.
Please leave your dogs at home.
Follow the link below to sign up and be sure you pay using the PayPal link provided. Payment is due at the time you sign up.
Lead Instruction: Sierra Rescue - Rescue 3 West
Registration Fee: $70 per person (Non-Refundable) This amount is highly subsidized by OWA
Lunch: Lunch will NOT be provided. OWA will provide drinks (coffee and electrolytes) and sweet & salty snacks
Location: Dodge Park – Sandy Oregon https://www.portlandoregon.gov/water/article/575138
Time: Friday 5-7:30pm and Sat/Sun 8:00 am – 5:00 pm (Attendance on Friday, September 29th is optional but encouraged)
Camping: There may be camping available at Dodge Park but OWA has not secured sites. Feel free to contact Portland Parks & Rec. to reserve yourself a spot here: https://apm.activecommunities.com/portlandparks/Facility_Search
Age Limit: Please be at least age 10 to participate (no exceptions)
The Sierra Rescue Wilderness First Aid course is designed with the outdoor professional in mind. It focuses on developing skills for treating problems outside the “golden hour” of first response. It is based on the protocols set by the Wilderness Medical Society and instruction encourages the student’s ability to think through body systems in an effort to determine the best response to traumatic, environmental or medical situations. Classroom sessions are followed with hands on practice to integrate the information in a field setting. 100% attendance is required and a night scenario may be included. A comprehensive written exam is also administered. The course includes optional CPR certification that is OSHA approved through American CPR that can be purchased from Sierra Rescue for an additional fee of $10.00pp.