So who are we anyway?

We provide outdoors skills, risk management, first aid, and BLS training for outdoor educators, scout units, NICA & ACA teams, churches, community groups, and others who lead groups in remote settings.

Classes are taught as close to cost as possible with profits rolled back into new teaching gear or applied to cover the cost of training scholarships. Instructors and assistants are reimbursed for their expenses.

We are based in Decatur, Alabama, and routinely offer courses across central/north Alabama and central Tennessee.

What we teach

We offer both standard and custom courses, depending on your group’s needs. The courses listed on our events page represent publicly available courses vice private courses for specific organizations. Prices are for non-profit organizations. Corporate clients have a different pricing schedule.

  • Emergency Medical Responder (Limited to Volunteer Fire/Rescue Departments)
  • Wilderness First Aid (WFA) with CPR: 16 hour course, $120
  • Basic Life Support (BLS): 4 hour course, $70
  • NICA-Specific First Aid with CPR: 8 hour course, $60
  • ACA-Specific First Aid with CPR 8 hour course, $60
  • Advanced First Aid with CPR: 4 hour course, $40
  • Babysitter First Aid with infant CPR: 3 hour course, $30
  • CPR and AED: 1 hour, $25
  • BSA and Trail Life First Aid Merit Badge
  • Backcountry Leadership
  • Risk Managment
  • Backcountry skills

How we teach

Our courses provide evidence-based medical training based on research, experiance, and shared best practices. Our courses and instructors are certified through the Emergency Care and Safety Institute (ECSI). link

For WFA, we use a combination of ECSI and custom course material which conforms to the scope of practice published by the Wilderness Medicine Education Collective (WMEC). link  We incorporate Boy Scouts of America (BSA) guidance on working with youth in backcountry settings. link

For BLS and CPR, we use ECSI course material and conform to the American Heart Association CPR/ECC guidelines. link

For NICA-Specific First Aid, we start with our WFA curriculum, which is further tailored to the needs of NICA coaches and include cycling specific scenarios and other information. We are a certified NICA training provider. link

Cain Creek Outdoors is a member of the Wilderness Medical Society (WMS) and is committed to incorporating the best evidence-based medical training we can in every course. link


  • Mike Russell
  • Anthony East, Sr.
  • Cindy Brock
  • Anthony East, Jr.