The curriculum and practices for this course are our absolute favorite to teach.  We hope that our enthusiasm is infectious.  It is our intent for participants to feel fully supported at all times.

Typically, this course runs approximately 8-16.  This course will be managed to meet a timeline that works best for all participants. 

There will be a great deal of time utilizing self-study, video, Zoom conferencing, classroom instruction with social distancing.  Participants are greatly encouraged to call and/or email the instructor at any time to discuss any aspect of the curriculum.  

To get started, please submit an email to ken@ncfems.com outlining why you are interested in becoming a Wilderness First Certified, and any experience you may have regarding first aid care.  

Because we like to keep our prices low, and also that this course will be provided in a hybrid fashion, the fee will be $140.00.  The textbook can be purchased on Amazon for approximately $30.00 

We are a Continuing Education Provider through Coastal Valley EMS and will issue a CE Certificate for 8 hours upon request.  The WFR certification is issued through American Health & Safety Institute.

Your instructor: Ken Johnson

EMT, Certified Instructor for California State Fire Training, National Association of Search & Rescue (NASAR), American Safety & Health Institute (ASHI), EMS Safety Services, and former Fire Chief in Mendocino County.

Our other qualified instructors may also assist with instruction throughout this course.

Please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns you may have.

ken@ncfems.com

(707) 570-9226

Posted by: Ken | March 9, 2020

Emergency Response Training

We’re excited to be chosen to develop a comprehensive Emergency Response Plan for the City of Ten Thousand Buddhas in Talmage, CA.

Medihoney

This unique product whereby the bees harvest their pollen from the Manuka Plant is now a staple at surgical centers, and here’s why:  

  • The healing process is accelerated .
  • It’s antibacterial properties are far better than your OTC antibacterial creams. 
  • Instead of targeting only a few bacteria, it makes the wound bed inhospitable to all bacteria by dehydrating them. 
  • Unlike Neosporin, it is hypoallergenic. 
  • Doesn’t spoil
  • Keeps the wound sealed and moist, which promotes healing.

We’ve found the best price for this product here.

Benzoin Compound Tincture

Also known as a medical varnish,  this substance has several excellent applications.

  • For bandaging in areas that may get wet or moist, paint a strip of it on either side of the laceration.  Let it dry until it becomes tacky.  Your bandaging will stick well enough to allow the closing of the wound, should you so choose. 
  • When examining your feet during a hike for potential blister spots, if the skin is red, but not broken,  painting some BCT over that area will be like adding several layers of flexible skin.

Tweezers

Tweezers that magnify and light up where you need to use them.

You’ve no doubt had an irritating splinter that you could feel, but not see.  These tweezers will easily allow you to find and extract not only splinters, but any debris that needs to be removed from a wound. 

Sting Sticks

This product will the bite or sting from a yellow jacket, honey bee, scorpion, etc., etc. from a roaring pain to a dull thud instantaneously. We recommend removing the swabs from the packaging BEFORE you need them. That packaging does NOT want you to get inside!

Basic First Aid Kit

Here’s a basic first aid kit that is inexpensive and easy to build on.

Wound Irrigation Syringes

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