Wilderness First Aid

InstructorChristopher Rousseau, NRAEMT
DepartmentPublic Safety

Up-to-date content that meets or exceeds the scientific recommendations developed by the International Liaison Committee on Resuscitation (ILCOR) and is consistent with the CPR and ECC Guidelines as established by the American Heart Association and other resuscitation councils around the world.

When you are faced with an injury or sudden illness in a remote location, it is essential to know what to look for and what to do. Wilderness First Aid is your comprehensive guide. A must for outdoor recreationists and those who live or work in remote locations, this book provides information on how to handle common injuries and illnesses when medical care is an hour or more away.

Easy to follow, Wilderness First Aid directs you through the most appropriate type of care.


Wilderness First Aid

This course is great for people of all experience levels, and is best suited for those who recreate outdoors where EMS response can be expected in a timely manner (fewer than eight hours). You’ll learn the Patient Assessment System, how to provide effective first aid treatments for injuries and illnesses common in the outdoors, and how to make appropriate evacuation decisions.

You’ll learn both in the classroom and in outdoor settings regardless of weather, so come prepared for wet, muddy, cold or hot environments!

  1. Patient assessment
  2. Chest injuries
  3. Shock Head (brain) and spinal injuries
  4. Bone and joint injuries
  5. Wounds and wound infection
  6. Abdominal problems
  7. Hypothermia
  8. Heat problems
  9. Lightning
  10. Altitude illnesses
  11. Submersion incidents
  12. Allergies and anaphylaxis
  13. Wilderness first-aid kits
  14. Burns
  15. Scenarios
Term Location Dates APPLY

Winter Term

Jan thru March

No classes for Winter Term Currently


Spring Term

April thru June

No classes for Spring Term Currently



Summer Term

July thru Sept

Great Brook Academy

340 Commerce Way Pembroke, NH

September 8th, 9th

9am to 5pm both days


Fall Term

Oct thru Dec

No classes for Spring Term Currently





This course meets training requirements and materials to help Boy Scouts of America volunteers and staff members teach Scouts how to provide life-saving care in the event of an emergency.

This course offers engaging and effective training programs that meet BSA training requirements for CPR/AED, first aid, and wilderness first aid.