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Wilderness First Aid and CPR Weekend Workshop

August 25, 2023 @ 5:00 pm - August 27, 2023 @ 6:00 pm

Wilderness First Aid and CPR Weekend Workshop
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About the Event

Join instructor Tom Burroughs for a weekend workshop and depart with backcountry medical care skills plus a 3-year Wilderness First Aid certification and a 2-year CPR certification.


Workshop Schedule:

Saturday, August 26: 8am – 5:30pm  – Wilderness First Aid training

Saturday, August 26: 6:30-9:30pm – CPR training

Sunday, August 27: 8am – 5:30pm – Wilderness First Aid training


There are 3 options for this workshop:

  • CPR & Wilderness First Aid combined –  Aug 26 from 8am-9:30pm + Aug 27 from 8am-5:30pm. This includes a 3-year Wilderness First Aid and 2-year CPR certifications upon completion of both courses.
  • Wilderness First Aid only – Aug 26 from 8:00am-5:30pm +  Aug 27  from 8:00am-5:30pm. This includes a 3-year Wilderness First Aid certification upon completion of course.
  • CPR only – Aug 26 from 6:30-9:30pm. This includes a 2-year CPR certification upon completion of course.

The following meals and lodging are included in ticket price:

Lodging (or camping) on the night of Saturday, August 26

Aug 26: lunch and dinner

Aug 27: breakfast and lunch


Optional add-on meals and lodging:

Lodging (or camping) on the night of Friday, August 25

Aug 26: breakfast


Wilderness First Aid (16hr)

This two day course immerses participants in basic wilderness medicine procedures, preparing individuals to take immediate action when an outdoor activity doesn’t go as planned and 911 Responders are hours away. Time is split between interactive classroom sessions and hands-on field scenarios to prepare participants and help them quickly develop basic backcountry medical care skills. The course focus is on patient assessment, stabilization and emergency treatment of issues such as hypothermia and snakebites, as well as understanding of when and how to attempt evacuation. Participants will emerge capable of calmly responding to a wide variety of emergency situations. Minimum age requirement for this course is 14.


Participants will need to be prepared to be outside approximately half of the training hours, regardless of weather conditions unless hazardous (storms or extreme cold). Participants should bring whatever items they commonly carry on their persons in the performance of their duties, as improvisational concepts are an important aspect of this course, and participants should also be equipped with a headlamp for the evening exercise. All participants will need to be dressed in clothing that can be stained and/or damaged, as the program is heavily hands on, and moulage will be used to promote training authenticity.


This OSRE/Sierra Rescue International certification course presents skills and techniques according to practice guidelines established by the Wilderness Medical Society as outlined in the Wilderness Medical Society Practice Guidelines.


All program supplies and textbooks (which become property of the participants) are provided by Ozark Safety and Rescue Educators (OSRE) as part of the program cost. Successful completion of the entire program will result in a two year nationally recognized certification.


Students completing the course will receive a nationally recognized 16hr SRI Wilderness First Aid Card (good for three years!)



Complete your training with our “American CPR” nationally certified Adult/Child/Infant CPR/AED course.

This program will give you a solid set of skills to perform CPR, use an AED, and manage choking in Adults, Children and Infants.


We bring real life experience to the program and a learning format that helps make sure that you learn effectively and in a way that you will be able to remember!


This course results in a 2-year nationally recognized layperson provider certification.

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About the Instructor:

This course will be taught by Tom Burroughs, NREMT/WEMT. Since 1990, Tom has been focused on providing care in emergency situations and in remote environments. Currently the team leader for Washington CO. AR’s Wilderness Search and Rescue team, Tom employs experiential learning methods that make his courses fun and engaging.

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Ozark Natural Science Center
1905 Madison 1305
Huntsville, AR 72740 United States
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