Learn how to protect yourself from wilderness hazards and do first aid outdoors or anywhere. We use vivid slides and an interactive teaching style to introduce the concepts, then train you to do the skills and improvise care with whatever you carry for your outdoor trips. National certification is valid for 2 years. Topics include:
Wilderness First Aid in Berkeley
Saturday July 27, 2019: 8:00 - 5:00;
Sunday July 28, 9 to 5
at the Sierra Club Office, 2530 San Pablo Ave. Suite #1, Berkeley CA
2 options: Wilderness First Aid (both days)
OR Basic Wilderness First Aid (Saturday only)
These courses are
sponsored by the Activities Committee of the Sierra Club (S.F. Bay
Chapter), and meet the first aid requirements for Sierra Club
outings leaders. Those who do Saturday only will be certified in Basic
wilderness First Aid. Those who do both days will learn many more
skills, do role-playing scenarios, and be certified in Wilderness
for Sierra Club members (who are not SF Bay Chapter outings leaders) and non-members
Email the instructor, Steve Donelan, to make a reservation: email@example.com.
Include your Sierra Club membership number (if you're a member) and whether you are registering for Saturday and Sunday (highly recommended) or Saturday only. Be prepared to pay the course fee to the instructor in class (cash or check to Steve Donelan).
To Sierra Club members, $80 for both days (highly recommended); $50 for Saturday only. To non-members, $100 for both days; $60 for Saturday only.
Wilderness Emergency Care by Steve Donelan. You can use the old edition for this class if you have it. If not, order Wilderness Emergency Care, Third Edition Revised from Amazon or the National Association for Search and Rescue (www.wildernessemergencycare.org). It is now published by NASAR, greatly revised and expanded, with all photos in full color.
for SF Bay Chapter current outings leaders
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org; Phone: (510) 848-0800.
To register as an outings leader, you must mail a $50 deposit check to the chapter office payable to "Sierra Club SF Bay Chapter", memo "Deposit for WFA leader registration". This check will be returned to you in class if you show up, but cashed if you do not show up. The chapter pays for both the Saturday and Sunday class, even if a leader's section only requires the one-day class.
Steve has been developing and teaching courses in wilderness and pre-hospital emergency care for 35 years. He is the author and instructor trainer for the NASAR WEC program he developed (www.wildernessemergencycare.org), and also an instructor for ASHI, AHA, and the National Ski Patrol. Steve has published many articles on emergency care and how to teach it, as well as several textbooks. He is also a peer reviewer and contributor of the Wilderness Medical Society's Practice Guidelines for Wilderness Emergency Care.
Sunday class session for free
Graduates of Steve's 2-day WFA class may participate in future Sunday classes for the SF Bay Chapter of the Sierra Club at no cost, so long as their WFA certifications are current. Just email him in advance, and include the date when you did the class.
First Aid in Palo Alto
Saturday June 15, 2019: 8 to 5; Sunday June 16, 9 to 5
at the Sierra Club Loma Prieta Chapter office, 3921 East Bayshore Road, Palo Alto
2 options: Wilderness
First Aid (both days) for $80 ($100 for non-members)
OR Basic Wilderness First Aid (Saturday only) for $50 ($60 for non-members)
Includes national certification, valid 2 years.