Wildland Firefighter First Aid
September 8-9, 2021
A 16-hour first aid course designed specifically for the challenges of wildland firefighting. The course emphasizes the wildland fire environment and the risks and hazards faced by firefighters on its front lines. Focus on wildland firefighting epidemiology, prevention of injuries, patient movement, head and spine issues, musculoskeletal injuries, wounds, burns, major trauma, environmental issues, and litters and carries. Taught with lecture, case study, demos, skill practices, and scenarios. Competency evaluated through participation, skill demonstration, and a final exam. Taught by University of Colorado School of Medicine faculty.