Wilderness First Aid


Learn how to protect yourself from wilderness hazards and do first aid outdoors or anywhere. We use vivid slides and an interactive teaching style to introduce the concepts, then train you to do the skills and improvise care with whatever you carry for your outdoor trips. National certification is valid for 2 years. Topics include:

Wilderness First Aid in Palo Alto

Date & time: July 20-21, 8am to 5pm

Location: Peninsula Conservation Center, 3921 E. Bayshore Rd., Palo Alto CA.

Certification by the National Association for Search and Rescue, valid 2 years, is included in the course fee. Textbook NOT included.

2 options
Wilderness First Aid: Both days. $80 for Sierra Club members; $100 for non-members.
Basic Wilderness First Aid: Saturday only. $50 for Sierra Club members; $60 for non-members.

1. Send an email to the instructor, Steve Donelan: donelan@sonic.net. cc: lisa.barboza@gmail.com
. Steve will email you a schedule and instructions.

2. Please go to Loma Prieta Chapter Calendar (https://www.sierraclub.org/loma-prieta/calendar), find the dates, and RSVP.

2. Payment: Pay the instructor in class: cash or check to Steve Donelan

Wilderness Emergency Care by Steve Donelan. You can use the old edition for this class (or Steve's Wilderness First Aid) if you have it. If not, order Wilderness Emergency Care, Third Edition Revised from Amazon. It is now published by NASAR, greatly revised and expanded, with all photos in full color.

Steve has been developing and teaching courses in wilderness and pre-hospital emergency care for 39 years. He is the program author and instructor trainer for the WEC program he developed for the National Association for Search and Rescue (www.wildernessemergencycare.org), and has been an Outdoor Emergency Care instructor for the National Ski Patrol since the beginning of the program in 1988. Steve has published many articles on emergency care and how to teach it, as well as several textbooks. He was also a peer reviewer and contributor for the Wilderness Medical Society's Practice Guidelines for Wilderness Emergency Care.



Steve Donelan

last update: April 25, 2024