The mission of the School of First Aid is to encourage, foster, support and conduct activities that empower people with no medical background with the skills to save the lives of others experiencing a medical emergency.



Bleeding Control Emergency First Aid - Free Course



Learn five different skills to stop bleeding. This free course is an excerpt from the Wilderness First Aid Certificate Course.

Included in this course is a PDF download of the algorithms used in this course and video demonstrations of:

Pressure dressings

Hemostatic dressings

Wound packing

Digital pressure

Digital pinch

Tourniquets - CAT and SWAT


Upon successful completion of the course, you will receive a digital Certificate of Completion.

Click here to sign up for this free course.


First Aid for New Parents

New parents with an infant that is not feeling well often turn to Google searches attempting to guess what may be causing their child to be feeling ill. This online course, First Aid for New Parents eliminates the guesswork when attempting to decipher an infant's cries, coughs, breathing and appearance when learning why an infant is acting ill.

As infants grow and become more mobile, the potential for an accidental injury rises and parents and infant caregivers need to prepare themselves to treat life threatening injuries and illnesses while they wait on EMS to arrive.

This online course is excellent for Parents, Grandparents, Daycare Professionals, Church Nursery Volunteers, Nannies and Babysitters.

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First aid for new parents online
Urban Disaster First Aid

Urban and Disaster First Aid Course


“The patient was alive ten minutes ago….she died between the time 911 was called and EMS arrived.”

As an emergency medical technician, I experienced this more than a few times. The patient died of an injury or illness that could have been treated by a bystander if they had the training.  

This course bridges the training gap between basic first aid training included with many CPR courses and the weeks long training found in professional first responder courses.

You will learn to identify and treat life-threatening injuries and gain the knowledge and skills to identify and treat injuries and illnesses while you are waiting for EMS to arrive.  In a disaster situation, the wait could be hours or longer. 

If you desire to be ready to help and potentially save lives, this course will provide you with the training to care for the ill and injured when EMS is not minutes away.

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Wilderness First Aid Certificate Course


Wilderness First Aid (WFA) is one of the most intense and comprehensive first aid courses available to those with no medical background. This course is based on Wilderness Medical Society Guidelines and medical best practices and consists of all thirty-three lectures, demonstrations, videos and slides found in the traditional, onsite, two-day, sixteen hour Wilderness First Aid certification course. 

Additional bonus content to include downloadable handouts and checklist are made available to you in this course. You will have the opportunity to test your new knowledge with graded quizzes and practice your skills in scenarios.

You will learn to identify and manage life-threatening injuries and gain the knowledge and skills to identify and treat injuries and illnesses when Emergency Medical Services (EMS) is hours if not days away.

Upon successful completion of the course, you will receive a digital Certificate of Completion.

Click here to learn more about this course.

Virtual Wilderness First Aid Certification Course


This course is based on Wilderness Medical Society Guidelines and medical best practices and consists of all thirty-three lectures, demonstrations, videos and slides found in the traditional, onsite, two-day, sixteen hour Wilderness First Aid certification course. 

Additional bonus content to include downloadable handouts and checklist are made available to you in this course. You will have the opportunity to test your new knowledge with graded quizzes and practice your skills in scenarios.

Included is a proctored, virtual skills assessment that you may schedule at a time that is convenient for you.

Upon successful completion of the course, you will receive a digital Certificate of Certification that is active for two years.

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Your instructor - Jeffrey S. Imel, Emergency Medical Services Educator and Author


I am a National Registry Emergency Medical Technician and Wilderness Emergency Medical Technician. I hold instructor certifications in First Aid, CPR/AED, First Responder and Wilderness First Aid.


My life mission is to teach people with no medical background how they can save lives in the first critical minutes of a medical emergency. I have over three decades of teaching experience and I believe you will find my method of instruction to be enjoyable.


I am the author of two books, First Aid Emergency Care and Wilderness First Aid Made Easy. My books illustrate first aid care and treatment using intuitive “Yes-No” decision diagrams. These books significantly reduce the time first aid students spend taking notes in class and students who use my books report increased retention and achieve higher test scores. My book and teaching method will increase your confidence during the scenario portions of the course and serve as an excellent review tool to help you keep your knowledge refreshed.



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