Skip to main content
Loading Events

« All Events

Colorado Wilderness Herbal First Aid Certification – Sept 13-15, 2024

September 13 - September 15


2024 Colorado Wilderness Herbal First Aid Certification

September 13-15, 2024

24-Hour Wilderness Herbal First Aid Certification on-site in Paonia, CO. The course will be taught by Sam & Suchil Coffman.

This is a 24-hour course taught over 3 days (8 hours per day) and includes both a conventional 16-Hour Wilderness First Aid (WFA) Certification through Emergency Care and Safety Institute (ECSI) as well as more than 8 hours of herbal first aid training.

Herbal First Aid information is integrated into the curriculum every day in order to create a holistic model of remote or post-disaster care that emphasizes the essentials of first aid care while also introducing fundamental plant-medicine concepts that apply to austere or post-disaster environments.

24-Hour WFA certification subjects include:
  • Primary and secondary survey
  • Extrication
  • Field expedient methods for moving a victim, basic knot/lashing concepts
  • Diagnosing and treating a wide variety of trauma and life
  • Threatening situations
  • Splinting & bandaging plus ankle and knee stabilization for walking
  • High altitude injuries, heat and cold injuries
  • Disease and infection
  • Snake and insect bites & stings
  • Shock
  • Head injuries
  • Water purification & fluid replacement
  • First Responder planning, building first aid kits and more
Herbal First Aid subjects include:
  • Fundamental herbal care concepts
  • The necessary shift in thinking
  • Wound Care and Infection Management using herbs
  • Injury, shock, pain and herbs
  • Respiratory herbal first response
  • Gastrointestinal herbal first response
  • Urinary herbal first response
  • Planning, preparing and administering herbs

Tuition Information

Below is a general outline of the tuition for this event. There are no prerequisite requirements for taking this course. Please pack a bag lunch and bring whatever foods you may need to keep you happy! Portions of the course will be outdoors.

Regular Tuition: $325 (processing fees apply)

Check/E-invoice/Venmo Discount: $325 (No processing fees)

– Tuition includes a spiral first aid field guide and certification materials.
– The certification testing for ECSI is both hands-on (done as teams) and a written test.
– Wilderness first aid certification is provided by ECSI, which is created, endorsed, and underwritten by the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons (AAOS) and the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP).
– A national ECSI certification card is issued which is valid for 2 years.

Colorado Wilderness Herbal First Aid Certification
September 13-15, 2024

Registration Opens January, 2024


This course is limited to 25 students and registration is first come, first serve. Students ages 15-17 are welcome with a guardian in attendance.


Camping on-site during the course is free of charge for registered students. Please indicate if you plan to camp during class during registration to reserve your spot. Various indoor options are available at the farm or nearby. We’ll send info upon request; generally, they range from $60-$100/night.


This event will take place in Paonia, CO. Directions and a supply list will be emailed to all registered students before the course.

Tuition Policy

Please review our tuition policy if you have any concerns.
Tuition Policy


September 13
September 15


Elderberry’s Farm
1978 Harding Road
Paonia, CO 81428 United States
+ Google Map
720-722-4372 text please


Herbal Medics Academy

Pin It on Pinterest

Share This