First Aid Chairman
Phone: 02 9874 4852
First Aid Secretary
Phone: 02 9999 3362
Mob: 0405 448 774
Remote Area First Aid Courses
With Scouting and Guiding having many activities in remote areas, this course is particularly appropriate for members of Venturer-age and over. It covers the extra things to be considered with prolonged care in the bush, where an ambulance will not arrive within a short period of time, if it can reach your location at all.
The 'Remote Area' description should not be taken as limiting in its scope. This course covers all those situations where medical help may be delayed. That may include a Venturers' expedition in the Blue Mountains, or simply a walk in Ku-ring-gai Chase.
Remember that Remote Area First Aid covers all those situations where ambulance assistance would be more than 15 or 20 minutes away, and doesn't that include the majority of Scouting and Guiding activities?
The Remote Area First Aid Course is a 3-day St John Ambulance course, leading to two qualifications: the Remote Area First Aid ('HLTFA302A - Apply First Aid in a remote situation') qualification and the nationally approved Senior First Aid ('HLTFA301B - Apply First Aid') qualification. It costs only a little more than the Senior First Aid Course alone because of a special discount we have been able to arrange with St John Ambulance, but the course is only available to members of Scouts Australia and Girl Guides Australia (see Member Prices for eligibility).
There are no prerequisites.
| Dates for 2013 are unavailable or have not yet been announced.|