Wilderness Water Safety
WWS is similar to a lifeguarding certification, but focused specifically on wilderness contexts. You’ll learn how to establish safe swimming areas wherever you go and how to rescue swimmers who are having trouble. Taught by Dave Golden, founder of the Wilderness Water Safety Institute with decades of experience in wilderness water safety. This WWS certification is valid for 3 years.
Wilderness First Aid & CPR
People get ill or injured in the wilderness, but sometimes advanced medical care can be hours away. Learn how to assess the severity of the situation, how to treat various ailments, and know when an evacuation is required. Taught by Hannah Damon, instructor with the Emergency Care & Safety Institute and Associate Director at Amnicon. She’s been teaching WFA for 4 years and loves it. This WFA certification is valid for 2 years.