Interested in Wilderness First Aid?

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Want to learn a new skill that could save a life?

As part of our CCNY-AMC Outdoors Partnership (Appalachian Mountain Club), we are excited to announce that we have an opportunity to offer a limited number of certified Wilderness First Aid training spots to our campus community (details below). We have 12 spots available to faculty, staff, and students, who are interested in joining this trip. We may be able to add more if there is an interest in expanding this year's program. Please see the details below.

If you are interested or want to recommend students or your teams, please email Ashley Mastroddi at and Akasha Solis at or let us know via Slack if you are in the OIACER slack channel. We would need replies by May 10, 2023.

Details (all training will happen at the Highland Center outdoors, on their main grounds (not deep wilderness).

Date: June 15-18, 2023

Location: Appalachian Mountain Club Highland Center at Crawford Notch - White Mountain National Forest, New Hampshire Wilderness First Aid (WFA) training intends to prepare you for a medical situation that may arise when you are in the backcountry and there is no ambulance, you are short on supplies, the wait for help is unknown and moving the patient a short distance might take hours. WFA also teaches you how to avoid these situations through increased awareness of how to prepare ahead of time for backcountry trips where medical resources will not be readily available.

The course is based on modern emergency medical care practices modified and specialized for backcountry environments.

The WFA course is a two-day, 16-hour course (8 hours/day) and covers a full range of situations, from scrapes and blisters to life-threatening emergencies. Participants will learn accident scene management and how to communicate effectively with an emergency rescue party. Our Wilderness First Aid training will also include a separate CPR course. By the completion of this training, all participants will receive a 2-year WFA Certification. WFA training instructors are highly experienced in the outdoors, WFA certified, EMT or Outdoor Emergency Care (OEC) certified (or higher), and CPR certified.

We will arrange for transportation from campus to New Hampshire and then back to campus once training ends.

There is a non-refundable fee of $25 which will be invoiced after sign-up.​

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