The Wilderness First Aid (WFA) course will help you prepare for the unexpected. This fast paced, hands-on training is designed to meet the needs of trip leaders, camp staff, outdoor enthusiasts and individuals working in remote locations. It will introduce you to caring for people who become ill or injured far from definitive medical care. Classroom lectures and demonstrations are combined with realistic scenarios where mock patients will challenge you to integrate your learning. At the end of the course, you’ll have the knowledge, skills and ability to make sound decisions in emergency situations.
Taught by seasoned instructors in a two or two and a half day format, most WFA courses are held on a weekend. Learning takes place both in the classroom and in outdoor settings regardless of weather conditions. Come prepared for wet, muddy, cold or hot environments.
Avid hikers, teachers leading school trips, backcountry guides, canoe trip leaders, private expedition groups, college/university outdoor education programs, hiking club trip leaders, wilderness therapeutic programs, and adventure race safety personnel.
None. This course may be used to recertify Wilderness First Responder and Wilderness EMT (wilderness portion only) certifications for WMI cardholders who are current or in their recertification period. Upon successful course completion you will earn a NOLS Wilderness Medicine Institute WFR or WEMT certification. WFR cardholders from other wilderness medicine providers will be provided a WFA certification. We strongly recommend to ALL WFRs and WEMTs to attend a WFR Recertification course.
CPR Course will be held Friday night from 6:00-9:00pm. Please arrive at least 15 minutes ahead of time.
WFA Course will be held Saturday and Sunday from 9:00am - 6:00pm. Please arrive at least 15 minutes ahead of time.