Wilderness First Aid

December 8-9, 2012

8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Location TBD

Join the SoCal High School Mountain Bike League and Emergency Medical Services and Beyond (EMSB) for an innovative Wilderness First Aid training created 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 scenarios specifically designed for mountain bike coaches. Upon completion, each participant will receive a Wilderness First Aid-Mountain Bike (WFA-MTB) Certification good for 3 years. Certification is through the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons. Please contact matt@socaldirt.org with questions.

Topics covered

  • 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

Certification Requirements for League Coaches

For 2012, NICA requires WFA-MTB certification for Head and Assistant Coaches. WFA-MTB certification is recommended for Ride Leaders, but not required. For more information on Coaches Licensing, please go to the NICA Coaches Licensing page.


Registration is $160 per person (includes 16 hour WFA training, continental breakfast and lunch each day). CPR training costs an additional $30.

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