"It was much more than I expected, with the hands-on emergency training scenarios and cooperative team groups which helped to cement the information for me and of course the top-notch leader instructors. I would highly recommend your class and especially to those who spend a lot of time hiking, backpacking and enjoying the great outdoors. Another plus for me was meeting the other class members and learning from everyone." ~Vaughnmarie
Melody Eues RN, BSN
Red Cross Instructor
Chapter Outings Leader Sierra Club San Diego
Wilderness Basics Course Leader
Earn your American Red Cross First Aid Certification and discover how to manage in wilderness situations.
We offer Red Cross Certification in Wilderness and Remote First Aid, Standard First Aid, CPR and AED.
"Instructors have excellent knowledge of subject. Scenarios for practice and helpers were excellent in creating the environment to practice. Melody was informative and very knowledgeable allowing discussions. Search and rescue insight and presentation was excellent. TJ Tischer did a great job."
~ KH Chong
"Melody has extensive medical and wilderness background and experience. She has great training materials, small classes and a highly responsive and engaging teaching style." ~ Karenlee R.
"We had lecture and hands on activities with live calibrated back country scenarios. I highly recommend this class for people that enjoy the out doors. " ~ Suzan V.
"You will learn everything from how to make various slings and splints to how to tell if someone is having heat exhaustion. The scenarios that you will go through during class are very informative and prepare you for what you might encounter out in the wilderness. I'd recommend this class 1000 times over." ~ Lance C.
"I took Wilderness First Aid with Melody last year and it was definitely the best course I have taken. I strongly recommend Melody's course to outdoor enthusiasts of all kind."
~ Dave C.
Learn in a positive and fun atmosphere!
Quality training, experienced instructors, focused on wilderness activities. We offer the quality of the Red Cross with professional instruction from RNs with real wilderness experience as hiking and backpacking leaders.