WFA Wilderness First Aid (RMI)

Lecture: Wilderness First Aid (WFA)

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

This is CLASS A The Wilderness First Aid course (formerly MOFA or AFA) is a 16 hour program plus a scenario practice session, and provides participants with a nationally recognized certification for basic backcountry first aid and emergency response.

Info
COVID-19: Learn about our most up-to-date guidance for participants and leaders on our COVID-19 Response page. All participants and leaders must agree to the COVID-19 Code of Conduct before participating in this Mountaineers activity.
  • For Beginners (Getting Started Series)

Classroom sessions on the evenings of Nov. 9, 11, 16, 18

In person skills day Saturday Nov. 21, 8am-5pm

*This course has been hybridized to have 4 evening lectures online and one in-person skills day. Please see 'meeting place and time' for more times/dates and contact the course leader for more information*

The Mountaineers Wilderness First Aid course (formerly MOFA OR Alpine First Aid) consists of two parts. To finish the course and receive the Wilderness First Aid badge, participants must complete both of the following:

WFA Wilderness First Aid  -  two 8-hour in-person lectures or equivalent online/in-person hybrid mix.

WFA Scenarios -  a 2-3 hour hands-on scenarios practice session 

Wilderness First Aid is taught by experienced wilderness and emergency medical providers from Remote Medical International (RMI). The course includes an independent certification that is recognized nationally. Your course fee covers the cost of this instruction.

WFA Scenarios is a hands-on practical session at an outdoor location to test your skills after completing the Wilderness First Aid course.   Register for a scenario date that occurs after your WFA course. Completion of the lectures and the scenarios session are required to receive your badge in the Mountaineers system. You may not do these out of order.

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. 

Route/Place

Mountaineers Seattle Program Center


Roster
Required Equipment

Required Equipment

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

Trip Reports