Wilderness First AidWilderness First Aid

Whether you venture into your local park or deep into the backcountry, having a solid foundation of basic and life-saving first aid skills instills confidence - and can mean the difference between life and death. This two-day intensive wilderness first aid course offers an in-depth introduction to the field of wilderness medicine.

CWS is a recognized wilderness medicine provider, approved by the American Camp Association and meets the required for the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) for all High Adventure programs (including Philmont, Northern Tier, Sea Base, Summit, etc.).



Wilderness First Responder

This 72-80 hour course is the industry standard for adventure and rafting guides, Search And Rescue, as well as outdoor leaders.

Typically taught over 8 or 9 days, WFR teaches students to become proficient as wilderness medicine providers, dealing with medical emergencies in the backcountry where help is significantly delayed.



Sponsor a CourseWant to Sponsor a Course?

Sponsoring a wilderness medicine course through Center for Wilderness Safety - at your own location - is a great way to offer your employees, members and the general public, a way to learn potentially life-saving skills that might make all the difference one day!

Many Scout troops, Search And Rescue teams and outdoor organizations host courses at a location of their choosing across the East Coast throughout the year.



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We are ecstatic to announce that Center for Wilderness Safety certifications are now nationally recognized by the Boy Scouts of America and many other organizations, as our programs are now recognized and approved by the American Camp Association. This means that you can now officially use your CWS Wilderness First Aid certification for Philmont, Northern Tier, Florida Sea Base, Lenhok'sin and all other BSA High Adventure programs!

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