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Wilderness First Aid - Wilderness First Aid

Wilderness First Aid

Length of Course: 16 hours
Saturday: 9am – 6pm (1 hour for included lunch)
Sunday: 9am – 6pm (1 hour for included lunch)
Location: Woodland Park Range. Mobile training for this class is also available.
Course Level: Starter (What’s this?)

Who teaches this course?All of our high-level courses are taught by experienced professionals with the credentials to prove it. They are all trained and certified by the N.J. Police Training Commission, N.J. Department of Criminal Justice, and possess Federal Law Enforcement Instructor Certifications. They are experts in N.J. Use of Force Policies, and are always updating the course material with the latest use of force guidelines and case law. At Gun For Hire this is not a “hobby” but a full time, legitimate vocation. Any “instructor” can teach you anything, but only a select few can teach you the “why” or the “root of law” to justify your actions. If you were to use your newly acquired skills and you were required to justify your actions, at Gun For Hire all of our instructors are ready, willing, and able to testify in your defense as long as you have followed the training and procedures we provided. It doesn’t do you or your loved ones any good if you survive the fight, then spend the next thirty years in prison because of the wrong advice you were given by a part time amateur “instructor”.

Course Description: The 16-hour Wilderness First Aid course is an introductory-level course for anyone who would like to increase their ability to respond to emergencies when help is more than an hour away. This course is approved by the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) for all Northern Tier Expeditions, Philmont treks and Seabase Adventures, as well as the American Camp Association (ACA) guidelines for first aid training.

Wilderness First Aid is the immediate care given to an injured or suddenly ill person, usually in remote wilderness areas, when definitive care is not immediately available. Other areas where Wilderness First Aid has proven beneficial include remote communities, developing countries, and urban areas after a disaster.

This course is extremely popular with outdoor adventurers, hikers, campers, people who hunt and/or fish, and Scouts and their parents.

  • Prerequisites: None. The material is suitable for all, including appropriately supervised, mature children. Minimum age is 12 years old.
  • To teach the basic knowledge, skills, and attitude during a crisis.
  • Certification: A two-year nationally-recognized certification is awarded upon successful completion of this course.
  • Please wear comfortable clothing. No open-toed shoes.
Once you have taken this course here are a few other courses we recommend. If you’re not sure you’re ready just ask the instructor for a free personal consultation.
  • Hemorrhage Control
  • Basic First Aid
  • Trip Planning

More Testimonials

Dear Anthony, I found the First Steps course to be a very lively and spirited one.It is refreshing to be among a group of people who cherish the right to own firearms. Our instructor, Robert Howe, knows guns like the back of his hand and was quite helpful. It was a pleasure meeting you, Anthony, and I’m glad you made that cameo appearance in the classroom. Hopefully, one day the State of New Jersey will come to its senses and adopt rational firearms legislation. And when it does, we can all thank the outspoken proponents of Second Amendment rights like yourself. My Florida CCW application went out in the mail yesterday. I look forward to my next course at Guns For Hire.
John Morlino, Member



Anthony, Thanks for a great experience for my son and I. We attended you “First steps pistol” course with Sandy yesterday and it was great! My son has had an interest in competitive shooting for several years and finally got the opportunity to learn from the pros at your facility. Everyone we came in contact with was very supportive and my son and I learned alot. We are looking forward to visiting often. Thanks again to everyone there for a GREAT experience!!!
Kevin S., Member



Hi Anthony, Thanks for your email. Yes – I enjoyed the class yesterday; it was very informative and a good introduction to shooting safely. I now feel confident enough to go to the range and practice independently. However, I know that this is only an introduction and want to come back for further classes. I just wish you were closer than the 2 hour drive! But it was well worth it and will be seeing you again in 4-6 weeks hopefully. Many thanks.
Peter, Member



 Anthony and staff, I truly enjoyed and was extremely impressed with the extensive wealth of knowledge and your dead on approach to teaching firearms, First Steps to me. You covered an enormous amount of information in a short period of time and your teaching techniques and interaction with the students was remarkable, honest, and sincere. Absolutely can not say enough about the no B.S. way you people do your instruction and run the whole Gun For Hire Teaching / Training facility . Totally professional, yet very friendly, and by far the best firearms instruction I have ever seen. I am looking forward to continuing my training in other classes you offer in the near future. Thanks again!
Scott H., Member