Date: April 18-19, 2015 — 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Location: North Mountain Visitor Center | 12950 N 7th St | Phoenix, AZ 85022
The Arizona High School Cycling League has teamed up with the Central Arizona Mountain Rescue Association (CAMRA) to offer an innovative Wilderness First Aid training for mountain bike coaches and ride leaders. This 16-hour training is designed to prepare mountain bike coaches and anyone who rides bicycles in the wilderness to confidently and effectively respond to injuries and illness that can occur while riding. The training will focus on staying calm, making good decisions, and relevant hands-on practice, including on-the-trail scenarios specifically designed for mountain bike coaches. Upon completion, each participant will receive a Wilderness First Aid certification good for two years. An optional American Heart Associaton Hearsaver CPR course will also be available Saturday evening (April 18), following the day’s WFA training.
- Managing an accident scene out on the trail
- Patient assessment
- Shock & bleeding
- Head & spinal injuries
- Wound care
- Musculoskeletal injuries
- Heat and cold illnesses
- And much more
If you spend time in the outdoors, you need to be WFA certified. This course goes far beyond what you may know as “first aid.” While it contains substantial medical information and teaches skills required for medical emergencies in the wild, the deeper purpose is to train participants to manage acute situations. The bottom line is you will make better decisions at the accident scene, which can be miles from emergency care and can save valuable time and lives.
Certification Requirements for Coaches
NICA requires WFA certification for Head and Assistant Coaches and is recommended, but not required, for Ride Leaders. CPR is required for Head Coaches, Assistant Coaches and Ride Leaders. For more information on coaching levels and requirements, please visit the Coaches License Program page.
Wilderness First Aid Course
- $155 — click HERE to register
American Heart Associaton Hearsaver CPR
- $35 — click HERE to register (optional)
- Mike Perry, League Director
- Mike Englund, CAMRA