Western Maryland Center for Scout Safety

is an independent volunteer American Safety and Health Institute (ASHI) authorized training center. We specialize in providing First Aid and Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation training to Scouts and other youth related, and faith based organizations in the Western Maryland region. We also provide Basic Life Support CPR for Professional Responders.

Our instructors have decades of public safety, industrial safety, clinical health, high adventure scouting, church missions, disaster relief, and church youth group experience. We believe properly trained lay persons who give quality care to injured or in distress persons before professional responders arrive save lives. We also believe scouting, youth, Church, and missions leaders have a responsibility to be properly trained and prepared to take care of persons especially children and youth under their supervision and care. We keep our training costs as low as possible so we are affordable to scouting, Church, and nonprofit organizations while maintaining high quality up to date training equipment and materials.

Courses

Wilderness First Aid   This course was designed by the Boy Scouts of America for situations occurring in areas where normal emergency services (911) response is unavailable or significantly delayed. It could also be a lifesaver for hunters, back country hikers, and Church youth leaders or mission volunteers operating in impoverished, remote, or disaster stricken locations. The course fulfills the first aid requirement for all BSA High Adventure bases and activities as well as the Venturing Core Requirement for First Aid.

  • Scene Safety, Initial Size Up, and Rapid Patient Assessment
  • Rapid interventions including sever traumatic  Bleeding Control  (BCON)
  • Secondary Patient Assessment – Patient History (SAMPLE)
  • Trauma interventions including Spinal Injuries, Burns, Bandaging, and Splinting
  • Medical interventions for Heart Attack, Shock, Bites, Stings, Allergic Reactions /  Anaphylactic Shock, Diabetic Emergencies, Seizures, Heat and Cold Emergencies
  • Accident and Illness Prevention and Much More.
  • 16 Hour Course / ASHI Certification good for two years

This course can be done in one weekend with Friday evening and all day Saturday class plus Sunday afternoon if CPR is alo needed.

CPR  Basic Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation for Adults and Children

  • Include AED (Automated External Defibrillation) device certification
  • Rescue Breathing
  • Emergency procedures for choking patients
  • Assist patient with prescribed Epiens, Rescue Inhalers, Nitro, and Naloxone
  • Infant CPR available
  • 4 to 6 Hour Course / ASHI Certification good for two years

First Aid / CPR Package This course includes the basic CPR course and a provider specific basic first aid course. Provider specific in that we tailor the first aid portion of the course to meet your organizations specific needs. This course assumes normal emergency medical response and resources are available. This course is perfect for Church safety and emergency teams, nursery workers, and children, youth, and senior adult program leaders.

  • Scene Safety, Initial Size Up, and Rapid Patient Assessment
  • Rapid interventions including sever traumatic  Bleeding Control  (BCON)
  • Trauma interventions including Burns and Bandaging
  • Medical interventions for Heart Attack, Shock, Allergic Reactions /  Anaphylactic Shock, Diabetic Emergencies, Seizures, Environmental Exposures
  • 8 to 10 Hour Course

Professional Rescuer – Basic Life Support CPR

CPR for professional responders and medical professionals requiring Basic Life Support Skills.

  • Include AED (Automated External Defibrillation) device certification
  • Rescue Breathing including Bag Valve Mask
  • High Performance – Team CPR
  • Emergency procedures for choking patients
  • Infant CPR
  • 4 to 6 Hour Course / ASHI Certification good for two years

Environmental Safety and Security Consultation and Training

We can help you create an Environmental Safety program to identify and correct safety and security concerns at your facility. We can also help you build first aid kits specifically designed to meet your unique needs. Contact Alan@wmscoutsafety.org for details.

Course Fees

We are willing to come to you. Please contact us at least 3 months in advance. We are all volunteers with other commitments and it takes time to work out everyone’s schedule.

In our Primary Service Area which includes:

Frederick County, MD; Washington Co, MD east of Cool Spring; Jefferson Co, WV; Berkeley Co, WV.

  •    Wilderness First Aid (minimum 10 students) $60.00  w/CPR $75.00 per student
  • Customized First Aid /CPR Package (minimum 10 students) $45.00 per student
  • CPR Adult w/AED (minimum 10 students / maximum 16 )  $25.00 w/Infant CPR $30.00 per student
  • BLS CPR (minimum 10 students/ maximum 16 ) $30.00 per student)
  • BLS CPR for Frederick County MD Volunteer Fire & Rescue Association Companies (minimum 8 students / maximum 16 ) $15.00 per student

In our Extended Service Area which includes:

Maryland west of the Chesapeake; Hampshire Co, WV; Mineral Co, WV; Morgan Co, WV; Grant Co, WV; Loudoun Co, VA; Clarke Co, VA; Frederick Co, VA; Adams Co, PA; Franklin Co, PA; Fulton Co, PA; Bedford Co, PA.

  •   Wilderness First Aid (minimum 12 students) $75.00  w/CPR $ 90.00 per student
  • Customized First Aid /CPR Package (minimum 10 student / maximum 16 ) $55.00 per student
  • CPR Adult w/AED (minimum 10 students / maximum 16 )  $30.00 w/Infant CPR $35.00 per student
  • BLS CPR (minimum 10 students/ maximum 16 ) $35.00 per student)

If you are outside these areas and still need assistance, contact us, we’ll see what we can do.

Register for Open Courses

Wilderness First Aid

Session 1 – Friday, July 30, 2021 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM

Session 2,3, & 4 Saturday, July 31, 2021 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM

For Certification, you must attend all sessions

CPR

Sunday, August 1, 2021 1:30 PM to 4:30 PM

LOCATION: Pleasant Valley Baptist Church

3346 Gapland Road, Rohrersville (Washington County), Maryland 21779

COST: WFA Only $60.00 WFA and CPR $75.00

PRE REGISTRATION REQUIRED – NO WALK INS

To Register: Click Here

Each student must have their own email address – ASHI uses email address as student identifiers.

REGISTRATION CANCELLATION – To cancel and receive a refund, email alan@wmscoutsafety.org seven days prior to the start of the first class. In this case, by 6:30 PM July 23, 2021

Resource Links

Videos

SAM SPLINTS https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DaaeMeUIdfc

Hypothermia Wrap Litter https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RCb0tKxFORw

Heart Attack Symptoms

Men https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VqXYNT_Bj4E

Women: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ax0AqXkxudA

Mini Vinnie Hands Only CPR for Youth https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ygKaZP-ENYw

Kevin Hines Story Golden Gate Bridge Suicide Attempt https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=loiGNZTfu6g

Sepsis Alert https://www.youtube.com/watch?reload=9&v=scjv8W9CESQ&deliveryName=USCDC_1181-DM19820

Gear

BCON Kits https://www.buyemp.com/product/curaplex-stop-the-bleed-kit-basic

BCON Kit https://www.liveactionsafety.com/public-access-bleeding-prevention-kit-basic/

GEAR BAGS and Supplies https://gearbags.com

HENLEY BOARD Bags and Gear https://www.henleyboard.com/1ems.htm

EMS Supplies https://www.buyemp.com/product/curaplex-stop-the-bleed-kit-basic

Hydration Mix https://dripdrop.com/products/dripdrop-oral-rehydration-solution-10g?variant=30210990735465

Additional Resources

ASHI https://emergencycare.hsi.com/

Boy Scout Training Portal https://my.scouting.org

BSA Philmont Requirements https://www.philmontscoutranch.org/philmonttreks/trekrequirements/crewrequirements/

Maryland Delaware Baptist Disaster Relief https://bcmd.org/what-we-do/disaster-relief/

National Outdoor Leadership School – Wilderness Medicine Book – https://store.nols.edu/collections/publications/products/nols-wilderness-medicine-6th-edition

Stop the Bleed https://www.stopthebleed.org/

Certified Crown Manager Training https://crowdmanagers.com