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.


Blended Learning Wilderness First Aid Certification Course


This blended learning Wilderness First Aid course consists of two portions - the online portion of the course and an in person Skills Assessment.

The online portion of this course 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 provided in this course.

The Skills Assessment portion of this course consists of seven hours of hands on skills assessment where you will demonstrate splinting skills, primary and secondary assessment skills and identifying and treating patient illnesses and injuries. You will need to register for the in person Skills Assessment and successfully pass to receive a Wilderness First Aid certification.

Upon successful completion of the online and in person skills assessment portions of the course, you will earn an internationally recognized, two-year Wilderness First Aid certification.

Click here to learn more about this course.

First Aid for New Parents

First Aid for New Parents helps eliminate the guesswork when attempting to decipher an infant's cries, coughs, breathing and appearance when an infant is ill. As infants grow and become more mobile, the potential for an accidental injury rises and parents need to prepare themselves to treat life threatening injuries and illnesses while they wait on EMS to arrive.


I read and researched textbooks from the major first responder medical training schools and consolidated thousands of pages of text into intuitive, easy-to-use flow diagrams that graphically illustrate infant first aid treatment and care. 

You will learn how to:

  • Decipher infants coughs and unusual breathing sounds. Point your cell phone camera towards the QRCodes found in the book to listen to examples of coughs and unusual breathing. You can then follow a flow diagram that will walk you step-by-step in understanding if your infant requires immediate medical attention.
  • Treat common infant illnesses and injuries. 
  • Understand when an illness or injury requires immediate medical attention

First Aid for New Parents goes another step further by enabling you to view over 30 presentations and demonstrations on your smart device. Each page of this book is explained, step-by-step in using concise, to the point video presentations. Video demonstrations throughout the book will deepen your knowledge by illustrating the application of first aid concepts. Enable the QR Code reader on your smart device and point your smart device’s camera at the QR Code found on pages throughout this book. You will be directed to engaging video demonstrations and classroom lectures.

The book is excellent for parents, grandparents, daycare professionals, church nursery volunteers, nannies and babysitters.

Purchase this book here.



First aid for new parents online

Your Smart Device and this Book Equals a Wilderness First Aid Course in Your Hands


I am excited to announce the 2021 update to the Wilderness First Aid book that makes Wilderness First Aid easier to learn and remember. I read and researched Wilderness First Aid (WFA) textbooks from the major wilderness medical schools and reduced thousands of pages of text into intuitive, easy-to-use flow diagrams that will improve your understanding and increases your knowledge retention. Unlike textbooks that explain WFA using just words, Wilderness First Aid Made Easy graphically illustrates the entire patient care process. 

The 2021 Edition of Wilderness First Aid Made Easy goes another step further by enabling you to view over 50 presentations and demonstrations from the School of First Aid’s Wilderness First Aid course. To view the presentations, enable the QR Code reader on your smart device and point your smart device’s camera at the QR Code found on pages throughout this book. You will be directed to video demonstrations, classroom lectures and downloadable handouts. Each page is explained, step-by-step in using concise, to the point video presentations. Video demonstrations throughout the book will deepen your knowledge by illustrating the application of WFA concepts.

This book and the bonus content appeals to a wide range of people who desire to be prepared during medical emergencies when EMS is more than a few minutes away.

  • For those who desire to learn how to render first aid and potentially save a life but do not have the time to attend a two-day Wilderness First Aid course, this book delivers a Wilderness First Aid course into your hands. You can study at your own pace and from any location.
  • Wilderness First Aid Certification students. This book can be used as a companion text during your Wilderness First Aid training and as a review tool during your two-year certification. In the classroom, This book is valuable in keeping you on task during the hands-on practice scenarios. Build confidence and muscle memory as you use the decision trees found in this book as cues for each step of the patent assessment and care process. During the lecture portion of a Wilderness First Aid course, this book is an excellent companion resource that increases knowledge retention by providing graphical views of the patient care process.

All students attending my Wilderness First Aid Certification courses receive a free copy of this book as part of their course resources.

Wilderness First Aid Made Easy 2021 Edition may be purchased at Amazon and Barnes & Noble.


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.

Click here to learn more about this course.

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


I am a National Registry Emergency Medical Technician, Wilderness Emergency Medical Technician and author of three books on first aid. I hold instructor certifications in First Aid, CPR/AED, Wilderness First Aid, Basic Life Support, First Responder, and I am a Level II NFPA 1041 Emergency Medical Services instructor. 


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 and care for the ill and injured while waiting for EMS to arrive. 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 five books including Wilderness First Aid Made Easy and First Aid for New Parents. 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.



"Be Trained. Be Prepared. Be Someone's Hero." is a Service Mark of UDTWFA, LLC.