Class Descriptions

Wilderness First Aid $190

Moving Patients

Enjoy the outdoors? This class is for you! This is a two day class great for hike leaders, outdoor enthusiasts, beginners, and Boy Scout Leaders.

Students will get a two year certification from Emergency Care and Safety Institute (ECSI), a nationally recognized certifying agency. Each student also receives a waterproof field guide and all materials needed for the class. 

This class includes more in-depth information then the Basic Wilderness First Aid class. In addition time will be spent indoors and out in all types of weather. Students will have to spend time on the ground assessing patients and moving them. 

There are no pre-requisites for this class. CPR is not included (and is not required for the class), but may be added on for an additional $25. We complete CPR on the first night after a dinner break. All students must be at least 14 years old. 

Topics include:

Getting Help/Preplanning

Moving Patients

Patient Assessments/Documentation

Medical Emergencies

First Aid Kits

Environmental Emergencies

Bleeding and Bandaging

Splinting and Trauma

Bites and Poisons

This class is held in Frederick, MD at the ERT Training Center.

Upcoming Class Dates:

February 24-25, 2018

April 7-8, 2018 

May 19-20, 2018

September 22-23, 2018

October 13-14, 2018

November 3-4, 2018

Basic Wilderness First Aid $135

Basic Wilderness First Aid

Do you like day hikes? Lead hikes? Just starting out? Now is a great time to learn Basic Wilderness First Aid.

Day 1 is dedicated to "urban first aid". Students will receive a certification good for two years through the American Heart Association. A textbook and all training materials are provided. We cover CPR (adult and child), AED (automatic external defibrillator), and First Aid.

Day 2 is Basic Wilderness First Aid and certified through Emergency Care and Safety Institute (ECSI). We use the information that we learned in day 1 and build on it to adapt it to a wildness setting. Everything is indoors (including the practice sessions).

Topics of Day 2 include:

Getting Help/Preplanning

Medical Emergencies


Bleeding and Bandaging

Trauma and Splits

First Aid Kits

*Please note that if you are with the BSA, this class does not meet the requirements for high adventure. You must take WFA. 

This class is held in Vienna, VA at the PATC Headquarters.

Upcoming Dates:

April 28-29, 2018

July 21-22, 2018

CPR and AED $50

This 3 hour class will cover Adult/Child CPR (cardio pulmonary resuscitation), AED (automatic external defibrillator) and choking. 

Students receive a certification good for 2 years through ECSI and a textbook. We provide all training materials for this class. 

Upcoming Dates:

February 6, 2018

February 15, 2018

February 27, 2018

March 5, 2018

March 14, 2018

March 27, 2018

First Aid $50

This class covers all of the basics of First Aid in an urban setting. We cover many topics in 3 hours, including; medical emergencies, bleeding and bandaging, shock, epi-pens, and what to do at an emergency. 

Students receive a certification card good for 2 years through ECSI and a textbook. All training materials are provided for this class. 

CPR/AED/First Aid $75

This class takes approximately 6 hours and covers everything in our CPR and First Aid class.

Students receive a certification good for 2 years and a textbook. 

Upcoming Dates:

March 24, 2018

Other Classes

Need a class that is not listed? Please contact us to see if we can help you out. We can put together something to meet your needs. 

Health Provider

First Aid for kids (including Scouts)

We also provide medical support for races. Send an email for more information. 


WFA Registration Form (pdf)


CPR/AED Registration Form (pdf)


CPR/AED/FA Registration Form (pdf)


BWFA Registration Web (pdf)