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Welcome Boaters, Scouts, Camp Counselors, Guides, Coaches, Adventurers

The Emergency Care and Safety Institute is a national provider of excellent First Aid and CPR certification programs.  WFANY offers many of the available programs in combinations appropriate for various requirements such as:
Scout Leaders and High Adventure Participants:  ECSI Wilderness First Aid Standard 16hrs with CPR/AED
Scouts 10 years and older:  ECSI Wilderness First Aid Basics 8hr with CPR/AED
Camp Counselors for Day Camps, No swimming, horse back riding, back country hiking:  ECSI Wilderness First Aid Standard 16hrs or Basic 8 hr with CPR/AED
Camp Counselors for overnight camps, with extreme activities:  ECSI Wilderness First Aid Standard 16hrs with Professional Health Care CPR/AED
River and Mountain Guides:  ECSI Wilderness First Aid Standard 16hrs with choice of CPR/AED
Fishing Guides, Charter operators, All powered vessel operators: Any level of First Aid and CPR/AED and the Boating Safety Course!

The Wilderness First Aid courses can be purchased without the CPR component, but must present current CPR certification if required!

Until further notice, a combination of teaching methods will be employed to asure all participants a safe and healthy environment while receiving the best possible instruction in theory and skills.  This may include home-study, virtual classroom, videos, and power-points.  
WFANY normally uses WEBEX as a platform, and GOOGLE DOCS with GOOGLE SHEETS for online testing.

ECSI has a long standing relationship with the Boy Scouts of America, Inc.  Owner/Instructor Holger Stave is a Sea Scout leader (Mate) and Merit Badge Counsellor for a variety of Merit Badges, including First Aid and CPR.  This is why special discounts are considered for any Scouting affiliated training.

When permitted, WFA courses are available at your location anywhere in New York State.  Please contact Holger Stave for details.
Local courses are taught at various sites near Rochester or Canandaigua.

 
Wilderness First Aid, CPR/AED and Standard First Aid:
Wilderness First Aid, CPR/AED and Standard First Aid:

ECSI First Aid Courses:

Wilderness First Aid Standard 16hr, No CPR/AED: $ 95
Wilderness First Aid Standard 16hr, Standard  CPR/AED: $ 125
Wilderness First Aid Standard 16hr, Professional Rescuer CPR/AED (BLS): $ 135
Wilderness First Aid Basic 8hr, No CPR/AED: $  75
Wilderness First Aid Basic 8hr, Standard  CPR/AED: $  95

Standard First Aid, CPR/AED (@5 hrs): $ 70
Standard First Aid & Professional Rescuer CPR/AED (BLS): $ 95
Standard First Aid (@3 1/2 hrs): $ 50
Standard  CPR/AED (@2 1/2 hrs) $ 50
Professional Rescuer CPR/AED (BLS): (@3 1/2 hrs) $ 65

Blood Borne Pathogens (@2hrs) $ 40

GROUP DISCOUNTS ARE AVAILABLE FOR 6 OR MORE PARTICIPANTS

Emergency Care and Safety Institute Classes
 
Boating Safety Course
Boating Safety Course

Live, Instructor led
classroom sessions!

Minimum 10 years old
and beyond!

9-5 Sundays
$50 per adult

$25 for under 18 & Veterans

At Seager Marine at the Pier,
Canandaigua, NY

The Boating Safety Course is taught by a US Coast Guard licensed 100ton Captain who also holds a New York State Master License as a Captain of the Canandaigua Lady.
The Boating Safety Course is taught in a real classroom. 
Proper cleaning procedures are maintained to asure a safe environment.  A waiver will be required of all participants before beginning class. Please do bring and wear an appropriate face covering.  A completely contact-less course is offered by the USCG Auxiliary at www.abs47.org
You may bring lunch or enjoy the new Deli directly across the street on the Pier. 
Courses may be requested by troops, ships, venture crews, clubs, businesses and organizations at their locations. Please email for fees at holger@wfany.net. At least six participants are required for this option.

Who needs a boating safety certificate?
Anyone operating a Personal Watercraft (JetSki™, Wave Runner™, etc.) must have a boating safety certificate, and be at least 14 years of age or older.

Under a new law, known as Brianna's Law, all motor boat operators:

  • Born on or after Jan. 1, 1993 will need a boating safety certificate beginning in 2020.
  • Born on or after Jan. 1, 1988 will need a boating safety certificate beginning in 2022.
  • Born on or after Jan. 1, 1983 will need a boating safety certificate beginning in 2023.
  • Born on or after Jan. 1, 1978 will need a boating safety certificate beginning in 2024.
  • All motor boat operators regardless of age will need a boating safety certificate beginning in 2025.

PLEASE REGISTER ON THE SERVICES PAGE

Available Wilderness First Aid Options

Wilderness First Aid - BSA (16 Hours), Wilderness First Aid - Basic (8 Hours), Wilderness First Aid - Standard (16 Hours), Wilderness First Aid - Advanced (36-40 Hours), Wilderness First Aid - BSA / Adult, Child, Infant CPR & AED, Wilderness First Aid - BSA / Adult CPR & AED, Wilderness First Aid - Standard / Adult CPR & AED , Wilderness First Aid - Advanced / Adult CPR & AED , Wilderness First Aid-Advanced (40 hr)/Adult, Child, Infant CPR & AED , Wilderness First Aid-Advanced(40 hr)/Adult, Child CPR & AED , Wilderness First Aid Standard/Adult, Child, Infant CPR & AED, Wilderness First Aid - BSA / Adult, Child CPR & AED, NICA Approved First Aid (8 hour)/Adult, Child CPR & AED, Wilderness First Aid Basic 8 Hr/Adult, Child, Infant CPR/AED, Wilderness First Aid Standard 16 Hour/Adult, Child, Infant CPR, Advanced Wilderness First Aid 36hr/Adult, Child, and Infant CPR, Wilderness First Aid Standard/Adult, Child, Infant CPR & AED (16hr), NICA Approved First Aid, Adult Child CPR and AED (8 hour) , Wilderness First Aid Basic (8hr)/Adult CPR & AED

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Emergency Care and Safety Institute (ECSI) Courses
New York Safe Boating course

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Wilderness First Aid
Canandaigua, NY 14424
585-469-8470
hstave@rochester.rr.com