Critical Certifications

UPCOMING TRAINING DATES

If other dates are needed for your unit, please contact us to request them. This course needs a minimum of 6 participants.

WFA – May 21 and 22 (Length is 16-hours and cost is $70.00)

Location: DV Scout Ranch – Sports Ramada

Time: 8am to 5pm both days

WFA Refresher- May 21 (Length is 8-hours and cost is $45.00 or (if you still have WFA Field Guide Book – $25)

Location: DV Scout Ranch – Sports Ramada

Time: 8am to 5pm

If other dates are needed for your unit, please contact us to request them. This course needs a minimum of 6 participants.

Basic First Aid  and First Aid Merit Badge– (Offered through ECSI) Length is 8-hours and cost is $25.00

Basic CPR and AED – (Offered through ECSI) Length is 2-hours and cost is $15.00

CPR for the ProfessionalMay 6  (Offered through ASHI) Length is 4-hours and the cost is $20.00

Location: Council Office – Conference Room

Time: 5pm to 9pm

For more information and  questions contact  John Longhofer – ECSI and ASHI  WFA, CPR/AED Instructor and Course Director at email:johnlonghofer@gmail.com cell phone: (520) 990-4442.

WILDERNESS FIRST AID, CPR and AED

It is always a good time to starting preparing for your unit’s outdoor adventures. Philmont Scout Ranch, Northern Tier and Sea Base require that at least one member of each crew be certified in WFA and CPR. It is also important to have this training when doing any treks or outings that are in back country and similar situations where professional emergency care is more than 30 minutes away.

The Wilderness First Aid course is designed to introduce you to the concepts of medical care in a wilderness setting. The course focuses on skills, practice and realistic scenarios through hands-on skills and simulations to teach you scene and patient assessment, basic and advanced first aid techniques, CPR, AED and basic life support skills, minor trauma, environmental topics, allergic and toxic reactions, wound care, bandaging (classic and improvised), bone and joint injuries, splinting, head and spine injuries (assessment and decision making) and other “common” medical emergencies. Included in this course, you will also receive your basic CPR, AED and an introduction to O2 use as well.

We provide two different length courses – 16-hour and 25-hour versions.

The 16-hour course is ideal for Boy Scouts and adult leaders it gives you the skills and confidence you need to respond to an emergency when help may be delayed.  Youth course participants must be at least 14-years-old, a First Class Scout and have completed their First Aid Merit Badge. Due to the serious nature of the course and scenarios a Scout needs to have a mature attitude.

The 25-hour course is designed for Venturing Scouts working on their Ranger Award and their First Aid Elective.  This course contains all the elements from the 16-hour course while adding more information that pertains to coed crews, scenario work and hands-on applications.

The cost of the course is $70.00, when you register. Participants will receive: WFA Field Guide Book, Certification Card and Patch upon completion of course. This course is good for two years. WFA Refresher courses are 8 hours long. The cost is $45.00, when you register and must be done before your current certification expires. If you currently have a WFA Field Guide Book then the cost is $25.00. This course is being done through the Emergency Care and Safety Institute and/or American Safety and Health Institute.

For more information and contact John Longhofer – ECSI and ASHI WFA, FA, CPR, AED and O2 Instructor  and Course Director at email: johnlonghofer@gmail.com cell phone: (520) 990-4442.

BASIC FIRST AID AND FIRST AID MERIT BADGE

Is offered through a unit request. This course is an 8-hour course and is for anyone wanting to be prepared to respond to general first aid and medical emergencies. This is a hands-on scenario-based course. Participants will also be provided with basic CPR and AED training. All of the Frist Aid Merit Badge requirements can be met in this course.

Cost: $25.00

For more information and scheduling contact John Longhofer – ECSI and ASHI WFA, CPR/AED Instructor and Course Director at email:johnlonghofer@gmail.com cell phone: (520) 990-4442.

This course needs a minimum of 6 participants.

 

BASIC CPR / AED AND CPR FOR THE PROFESSIONAL

CPR and AED is for any Scout, adult leader or individual who has a job related to emergences and the care of others, those who are Emergency First Aid Responders, BSA Lifeguards and Aquatic and Watercraft Supervisors.  When it is your duty to respond to cardiac or breathing emergencies until advanced medical personnel can take over.  This is a hands-on course and will provide you the skills needed to recognize and care for many respiratory emergencies for infants, children and adults. This course is good for two years.

Cost: $ 15 For Basic CPR/AED and $25.00 for CPR for the Prossional

For more information and scheduling contact John Longhofer – ECSI and ASHI  WFA, CPR/AED Instructor and Course Director at email:johnlonghofer@gmail.com cell phone: (520) 990-4442.