Does BCLL training provide “official” certification?
Yes. BCLL provides complete First Aid, CPR, and Wilderness First Aid training. As an American Red Cross-approved organization, we can also provide American Red Cross CPR and AED certifications.
What is the difference between the CPR training for the public and the one registered BME Racers?
Nothing, except cost. Bike industry sponsors have provided financial support to subsidize training for racer athletes, to encourage them to obtain this training. Through this sponsor support, we are able to offer racers registered with our partner organization, Big Mountain Enduro, the same training at a significant discount.
How long will the training take?
The training may take up to eight hours. Please be sure to bring appropriate clothing for cooler temperatures after sunset, as well as food following your practice runs, as needed.
Is there a cancellation policy?
Yes. Cancellations must be made at least 72 hours in advance of the course in order for fees to be refunded.
If I become certified in CPR, do I HAVE to provide it if someone is in distress? Can I be sued for providing CPR incorrectly?
Except for the state of Vermont (where one can be fined for not doing so), and as long as you are not a professional required to do so by the nature of your job, it is completely up to you whether or not you choose to provide CPR to an individual in distress.
You do not have to be "certified" in order to provide CPR, and in most cases (unless you act with negligence or recklessly), as stated by the Good Samaritan Law, you are NOT liable for any illness, injuries, or damages that may occur as a result of having provided emergency medical assistance to persons in distress:
"Any person who in good faith renders emergency care, without renumeration or expectation of renumeration, at the scene of an accident or emergency to the victim of the accident or emergency shall not be liable for any civil damages resulting from the persons acts or omission, except for such damages as may result from the persons gross negligence or wanton acts or omissions." -http://definitions.uslegal.com/g/good-samaritans/
Does this training provide “official” certification?
Yes. Currently, BCLL's WFA training is offered in partnership with SOLO School of Wilderness Medicine. WFA certifications are valid for two years.
Do WFA camps have rain dates?
No. The events will be held rain or shine.
What do I need to bring to the Wilderness First Aid for MTBers Camp? Will you have bike rental available?
A complete packing list will be distributed with Welcome materials prior to the event. However, you should pack as you normally would for three days of biking (and/or camping) in a backcountry setting. This means being prepared for warm weather during the day, cool weather at night, and the possibility of rain, snow, etc.
Other required equipment includes helmets, hydration packs/water bottles, and headlamps. Bike maintenance will be available on-site, but riders should still bring tubes, CO2’s, pumps, bike tools, and the like.
While BCLL will not be providing bikes, there are bike rentals available locally.
Will food and beverages be provided?
No. Please bring any snacks and drinks that you may want during the day. Lunch breaks will be provided. Although you are welcome to drive/ride to get food for lunch, sack lunches are recommended, as this will give you more time to study, ask questions, and hang with the group.
Do I need to know how to mountain bike to participate in the Wilderness First Aid camp?
Yes. Because BCLL's Wilderness First Aid for MTB'ers camp simulates "mock scenarios," it is required that participants know how to mountain bike well enough to get into the backcountry. The trails are not overly technical, but participants should be intermediate level riders, and possess a relatively good level of fitness. Participants must bring or rent their own bikes prior to the event; BCLL does not provide bikes.
Is there a cancellation policy?
Yes. Cancellation must be made at least 7 days in advance of the camp in order to receive a refund. Deposits are forfeited if cancellation is made after that time.