The American Red Cross Wilderness First Aid Basics program was an outdoor oriented first aid training program developed by the Volunteers and Staff of the Transylvania Chapter of the American Red Cross, Brevard, NC. The class was the first American Red Cross class offering a 16-hour first aid course for backcountry situations when EMS is not readily available. The NBO Scout Training Team, Inc. and BSA Crew-911, The Woodlands/Conroe Texas offered this program from spring 1999 through spring of 2010. Over 1,200 Houston area Scouts and Scouters completed WFAB training. We began offering the new Wildernes and Remote First Aid program beginning in March 2010.
Wilderness First Aid Basic article from the March-April 2002 issue of Scouting from Crew-911's archives: WFAB Article
WFAB Wilderness First Aid Basics is no longer taught!
The New BSA Approved Program is American Red Cross WaRFA Wilderness and Remote First Aid! Here is a link to the new program: