MOFA - Olympia
03/05/12 - 04/14/12
Olympia First Aid
Robert Keranen (Qualified Youth Leader)
MOFA is a 32 hour course offering essential safety and first aid skills and CPR for those who enjoy climbing, hiking, and other wilderness activities. This class satisfies requirements for Basic Climbing, Alpine Scrambles, and Leadership courses. The MOFA certificate is good for three years. MOFA builds prevention and basic first aid skills using the Seven Steps and Medic First Aid to help you effectively respond to trail emergencies with the gear you carry. Hands-on outdoor practice with your gear is a key part of the class. You'll respond to scenarios based on actual mountaineering incidents and instructor experiences. Outdoor practice happens rain or shine, so be ready with clothes and a pack ready for a day on the trail. Include extra clothing, trekking poles, your current first aid kit and the rest of your 10 Essentials. Come prepared to have fun and be challenged while learning MOFA.
Classes will be on 4 Tuesday nights, 6:00 to 9:30-and one full weekend,Saturday and Sunday-8 to 5. Dates are Mar 5, 19, 26 and April 9, 13 and 14. Students must attend and successfully complete all sessions to graduate. The course will include CPR/First Aid as well as an extensive Mountaineering Oriented First Aid component. Text will be supplied with the course.