Southeast Louisiana CouncilTrainingWilderness First Aid Training



Wilderness first aid, or “WFA”, is a generic term that commonly refers to any training course that focuses on prevention, assessment, and treatment for an ill or injured person in a remote environment where definitive care by a physician and/or rapid transport is not readily available. This is defined as being an hour or more away from advanced care.  WFA courses are intended for anyone planning a remote high adventure, from lay responders to medical professionals.

This is a wilderness preparedness course designed for outdoorsmen, those participating in any high-adventure activity or any situation when emergency care is delayed such as a post-storm or post-disaster event. 

This course and similar courses are now essential training for Philmont, Northern Tier, Sea Base, and The Summit participants. It is also ideal training for the camper, outdoorsman or anyone who may find themselves in a delayed-response situation.

If you are interested in Wilderness First Aid Training, please inquire by e-mailing your name, address, BSA Pack/Troop/Crew number and age, at the time of the course, to Barry Donewar ( 

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Serving Scouting in Southeast Louisiana Parishes of Jefferson, Lafourche, Orleans, Plaquemines,
St. John the Baptist, St. Bernard, St. Charles, St. Tammany, and Terrebonne 

4200 S. I-10 Service Rd. West, Metairie, Louisiana 70001 
P.O. Box 1146, Metairie, Louisiana  70004

(504) 889-0388 Fax: (504) 889-1162


 Council Service Center Hours of Operation
Administrative Offices (Suite 101) - 8:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. Monday - Friday
Council Services (Suite 125) - 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Monday - Friday