WFA Wilderness First Aid (RMI)

Lecture: Wilderness First Aid (WFA)

WFA Wilderness First Aid (RMI) - Mountaineers Seattle Program Center

WFA Wilderness First Aid (RMI) - (Fee)

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For now we'll go with the Mountaineers Seattle program center. We'll try to find an eastside location but that's particularly tricky these days.

Note: details are subject to change until at least a month before the course. The dates are essentially certain but the location and class size depend upon availability and public health guidance. If traditional WFA can be done, the class size will be 30. If social distancing is needed, the class size will be 20. If the class is offered as hybrid (partially online, the class size will be 22).


This is a Wilderness First Aid (WFA) course taught by Remote Medical International (RMI), a leader in wilderness medicine training and education. The WFA course is 16 hours and designed to provide elementary skills in remote care. Based on recommendations from the Wilderness Medical Society and evidence-based research, the curriculum focuses on making sound decisions regarding patient evacuation, as well as skills for extended care. The Wilderness First Aid courses are hands-on, experiential format providing 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.

For more information on Remote Medical International, see their website.

Note: This is not the same course curriculum as the Mountaineers' MOFA course, which is based on the Red Cross curriculum. However, either course will fulfill the first aid requirement for Mountaineers' courses that have a first aid component.


Mountaineers Seattle Program Center

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

Standard hiking/climbing gear. See course reminder for details.

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