Wilderness First Aid (WFA) hybrid - Everett - 2024

First Aid Course

Wilderness First Aid (WFA) - Everett

This is a basic wilderness medicine training course that focuses on prevention, assessment, and treatment for an ill or injured person in a remote environment where definitive care is not readily available. This course is presented in a hybrid format and satisfies the First Aid requirement for scrambling and climbing courses.

This hybrid Wilderness First Aid (WFA) course is taught by Base Medical and is designed to provide elementary skills in remote medical care. The course will be offered in a hybrid format consisting of 8 hours of online asynchronous instruction followed by an 8 hour in-person class held at the Mountaineers' Seattle Program Center. The course meets the Wilderness Medicine Education Collaborative (WMEC) Scope of Practice for WFA training and will provide you with a WFA certification in addition to the Mountaineer's badge.

The curriculum focuses on making sound decisions regarding patient treatment and evacuation in the wilderness environment as well as skills for extended care. The in-person portion of the course provides students with the skills and confidence for making remote medical care decisions. WFA is ideal for climbers, scramblers and other outdoor recreation enthusiasts who either work or play away from definitive medical facilities and support.

Course Timeline

Please be mindful that you will need to set aside time to complete the 8 hours of online instruction at least 48 hours prior to the in-person class. Once the in-person class has been completed you will have one week to finish the final assessment exam before you will receive your WFA certificate of completion and badge. 

You will receive an email with links to the online training two weeks prior to your in-person class. If you do not receive these links please contact the course leader.

in-person Class Dates

  • Saturday April 6, 2024
  • Sunday April 7, 2024
  • Saturday April 27, 2024
  • Sunday April 28, 2024

Please navigate to and register for the WFA class that works best for your schedule in the "course requirements" section below. All classes will be held at the Seattle Program Center from 8am - 5pm. 

Changing or canceling registration

If you need to change your class date and both classes are still open for registration you may do so by using the “manage registration” button.

If you need to cancel the course you may only do so if you have not received the online training link. We cannot change your class schedule or issue a refund after your online training links have been sent. Please use the “manage registration” button. You will be charged the standard Mountaineers cancellation fee of $10.

Equivalency notes

Some requirements may be waived or equivalency granted to individuals who have current backcountry medical certifications or extensive experience in providing medical care in remote or austere environments. Contact the course leader if you meet these requirements. You will have to provide proof of your certification and/or experience and may still be required to complete the Scenarios portion of the class to receive credit. Urban and front-country medical training alone is not sufficient to meet this requirement, even with advanced education and experience. 

Badges you will earn:

Course Requirements
Course Activity Date Availability Leader
Wilderness First Aid (Base Medical)
Seattle Program Center
Sat, Apr 6, 2024
Registration closes Apr 1
9 participants
Seattle Program Center
Sun, Apr 7, 2024
Registration closes Apr 2
4 participants
Seattle Program Center
Sat, Apr 27, 2024
Registration closes Apr 22
19 participants
Seattle Program Center
Sun, Apr 28, 2024
Registration closes Apr 23
19 participants
Roster
Required Equipment

Online instruction

  • Access to a computer
  • Reliable internet access capable of streaming videos.

In-Person Class

  • 10 Essentials (specifically First Aid kit)
  • Bring your own water, lunch and snacks
  • Gear you might how while you are out
  • Pen/pencil and note paper
  • Bring or wear clothing that you are okay with getting fake blood on
  • Dress appropriately of the weather and you will be partially practicing scenarios outdoors
Course Materials

There are no materials for this course.