Wilderness First Aid – Standard
Durango, CO • March 27, 2020
Full Dates: March 27, 2020 – March 29, 2020
Duration: 3 days
WMTC’s standard Wilderness First Aid workshops are designed to introduce participants to the concepts of medical care in a wilderness setting. This course may be the best choice for dealing with incidents in remote settings but within cell phone coverage. This course focuses mostly on trauma related problems, but also covers select environmental and medical topics. The majority of the course is hands-on skills practice and simulations, and there is no formal testing. Unless indicated, CPR certification is not included.
WMTC’s WFA course meets the Boy Scouts of America and the American Camping Association trip leader requirements.
Graduates from WMTC approved wilderness medicine schools may recertify their Wilderness First Responder or WEMT with this course if they are currently certified or within their grace period. Click here for a list of currently WMTC approved providers.
Location and Logistics
Fort Lewis College, Pine Hall
1000 Rim Drive
Durango, CO 81301
Pine hall is located on the North side of the Fort Lewis College campus in Durango, Colorado. Parking is available on Skyhawk Avenue or in the parking lot across the street.
NOTE: A parking pass is required if parking in any on-campus parking lot. Parking passes may be acquired at one of two kiosks located on the both access roads to the Fort Lewis College campus
If the building is locked, please wait until 15 minutes before the course begins or contact your instructor.
Aaron Ball is Southwest Rescue’s owner and lead instructor. He has worked in the outdoor industry for over 20 years as a guide, instructor, trainer, and supervisor. Aaron is a Rescue 3 International instructor trainer, a Wilderness Medicine Training Center senior instructor, and an American Institute for Avalanche Research and Education professional and recreational avalanche instructor, course leader, and instructor trainer. Additionally, Aaron is a faculty member in Fort Lewis College’s Adventure Education Department and a guide for San Juan Mountain Guides.
Aaron sits on several committees and boards including the Open Sky Wilderness’s risk management committee and the board of directors for the Friends of the San Juans. He has given numerous talks at national and regional conferences including the Wilderness Risk Management Conference (WRMC), the Association for Outdoor Recreation and Education (AORE) annual conference, and Association for Experiential Education (AEE) regional conferences. Aaron has a Master’s Degree in adventure education with a specific emphasis on risk management.