Outdoor First Aid

FRA Emergency Outdoor First Aid Course

The FRA are keen to promote greater safety in our races and for fell runners in general.

This course is aimed primarily at fell runners who are race organisers, marshals or FRA members with some responsibilities for fell runners and their wellbeing.

The next course will be hopefully late March, date and venue TBC but probably somewhere near the Peak District, we are looking to put a course on in the Lakes/North of England next Autumn 2022 but a local coordinator would be helpful, if you can help with this please get in touch.

The price will be a heavily subsidised £85 for FRA members, this does not include food (other than tea/coffee and biscuits) and accommodation. We endeavour to provide an area locally where camping or a campervan may be used, with kitchen facilities.


Outdoor First Aid 16 hours (2 days) programme

- Safe best practice

- A systematic approach to incident management in the outdoors

- Unconsciousness, causes and treatment

- External bleeding, internal bleeding and shock

- Resuscitation procedures including CPR, AED use and choking

- Awareness of current regulations

- Injury management outdoors

- Illness recognition and management

- Managing thermal (heat, cold) problems

- Incident management scenarios

Please note around 40% of the course is outside regardless of the weather. We use fields and some steep ground. Make sure you bring warm and waterproof kit to change into, hat and gloves etc, boots are good idea too. Think FRA minimum kit and then imagine you are stood around for a while.

This is a 2 day ITC outdoor first aid course offering remote first aid training ideal for outdoor leaders and outdoor enthusiasts alike taking you through the skills essential for rescue and emergency care in the wilderness. This is the same course you would need if you were an outdoor professional like Mountain Leaders, SPA, WGL, BCU, BASI ski instructor, Mountain Bike Leader.

The course fee includes a first aid manual, and the accredited certificate valid for three years

Any questions please let me know, or email me to be added to the waiting list

Ian Winterburn