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Center for Wilderness Safety (CWS) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit charity organization, and a partner of the Wilderness Medical Society, dedicated to wilderness medicine education and training.

Specializing in Wilderness First Aid and Wilderness First Responder, CWS works with many organizations, including Scouts BSA (formerly Boy Scouts of America), American Canoe Association, U.S. Department of Interior , U.S. Army, U.S. Coast Guard, Alaska State Troopers (and many more), to promote the development and personal implementation of both the clinical and fundamental skills necessary in the field of wilderness medicine.

Why should I give to CWS?

Your tax-deductible gift ensures that our organization is able to remain healthy and ready to emerge from this crisis — and will be in a position to hit the ground running once the pandemic is over. We are working hard to take care of our team, and will continue to care for our communities and participants well after this crisis is over.
Nobody can succeed solely on their own; and our CWS family has really started stepping up. People have been asking “How can I help?”  The best way you can help, is to invest in the CWS Program Fund today. A donation of ANY size will help to support and preserve the people and programs that are the heart of what we do—educate and training others to save lives! This is our 16th year, and right now we need your help bridging to the other side of this crisis.
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The Golden Hour – 60 precious minutes

In wilderness and emergency medicine, the “Golden Hour” refers to a time period lasting for one hour (or less), following a traumatic injury sustained through a casualty or medical emergency. It is during this critical time that the highest likelihood that prompt medical treatment will prevent death. It is well established that the patient’s chances of survival are greatest if they receive care within a short period of time after a severe injury.