J.U.M.P. Training

Wilderness First Aid (WFA) and Wilderness First Aid Part 2 (WFAP2)

April 9 - April 10, 2016, 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Fitchburg & Leominster Boys & Girls Club, 365 Lindell Ave., Leominster, MA

Accidents happen. People get hurt, sick, or lost. The temperature drops, the wind picks up, and it starts to rain. Would you know what to do? Many backcountry emergencies are preventable, and even when bad things happen, sometimes the wrong care can make things worse. By learning a few basic skills, you can make the difference between a good outcome and a bad one-and maybe even save a life.

Who Is WFA For?

The WFA course is perfect for the outdoor enthusiast or trip leader who wants a basic level of first aid training for short trips with family, friends, and outdoor groups. It also meets the ACA guidelines.

What is Taught?

The WFA course is 16 hours long (two days), and focuses on the basic skills of: Response and Assessment, Musculoskeletal Injuries, Environmental Emergencies, Survival Skills, Soft Tissue Injuries, and Medical Emergencies. The course is being taught by SOLO, the leader in wilderness medicine training in the U.S.

Course topics include:

  • Introduction
  • Anatomy of a Wilderness Crisis
  • Anatomy of the Musculoskeletal System
  • Asthma
  • Backcountry Essentials
  • Cold-Related Injuries
  • Environmental Emergencies & Survival Skills (including lightning)
  • Heat-Related Injuries
  • Medical Emergencies & Critical Care
  • Orthopedics
  • Patient Assessment System
  • Patient Lifting & Moving
  • Principles of Fracture Care
  • Rescue Plan
  • Response & Assessment
  • Soft Tissue Injuries & Medical Emergencies
  • Spinal Cord Injury Management
  • Sprains & Strains
  • Techniques
  • The Human Animal
  • Trauma-Musculoskeletal Injuries
  • Trauma-Soft Tissue Injuries
  • Universal Precautions
  • Use of Epinephrine
  • What is Wilderness First Aid?

Who Is WFAP2 For?

Anyone who wants more than Wilderness First Aid, but not as much as Wilderness First Responder, such as river guides. Certification in WFA is required (email for details)

What is Taught?

Building on WFA, the WFAP2 course goes into greater depth on the basic first aid subjects, emphasizes leadership skills, and presents new skills such as building improvised litters and litter carrying. This course is also 16 hours long (two days).

Registration Information:

Cost of the WFA course is $175 per person; WFAP2 is also $175 per person. This includes the cost of the course as well as lunch and an afternoon snack both days. Coffee, tea and water will be available at no additional cost.

Both courses are a mandatory 16 hours. Both days must be attended if certification is to be successfully completed.

Lodging is not included. Nearby accomodations include the DoubleTree Hilton, 1.5 miles away, and the Days Inn, 1.3 miles away.

Click here for a list of equipment to bring to the course.

Cancellations made prior to March 25 will receive a refund minus a $50 fee. After March 25, no refunds will be issued.

Availability is on a first-come, first-served basis. If you are interested in attending either course, it is important that the fee be paid as soon as possible in order to reserve your spot. Click the button below to register, then pay for the course via Paypal or check.

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Or send a check made out to J.U.M.P. Inc. to:
J.U.M.P., Inc.
PO Box 604
Harvard, MA 01451

Contact Bill Spacciapoli with any questions.