The Wilderness First Aid class is typically a fast-paced, two-day course with 8 hours of instruction each day. The course is based on short lectures, labs and realistic practice scenarios. Students are provided ample opportunities to master the central concepts and skills of wilderness medicine along with the confidence to use it in a real setting.
This Wilderness First Aid (WFA) course is approved by the Tacoma Climbing committees as a means for Basic/Intermediate Climbing and Alpine Scrambles to meet their wilderness first aid requirements as an alternative to Mountaineering Oriented First Aid (MOFA). Basic Climbing and Alpine Scramble students are encouraged to register for, and complete, the WFA course as soon as their schedule allows.
The course certification by Remote Medical International is valid for 2 years and is recognized world-wide by the American Mountain Guides Association, the Association of Canadian Mountain Guides, the US Government, as well as other major outdoor programs.
Please read course description/requirements for this course. Saturday and Sunday(8am-5pm), with a three-hour "hands-on" session on Monday evening 10/15/12 beginning at 6pm. Information regarding clothing and equipment requirements will be emailed approximately 3 weeks prior to the beginning of the course.