Widerness First Aid - In-person Practical Training

Field trip: Wilderness First Aid (WFA)

Widerness First Aid - In-person Practical Training - Eastside Fire & Rescue Headquarters

The practical training is designed to provide opportunities to practice the skills taught in the online lessons. Base Medical Certified Instructors will verify your skills and knowledge through scenarios, skill labs, and other assessments.

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This is the second part of the Wilderness First Aid Course. Students must have completed the first part of the course before being able to attend this in-person training. Students will need to successfully complete the in-person training before being given access to the Final Assessment.

Class begins at 9:00 am at the Eastside Fire and Rescue Headquarters - 175 Newport Way NW - Issaquah, WA. Students are expected to stay for the entire day, which could go as late as 6:00 pm.

Park in designated areas only. DO NOT park in front of apparatus bay doors or block emergency vehicle access.

The practical training component of this course is designed to provide opportunities to practice the skills taught in the online lessons. Base Medical Certified Instructors will verify your skills and knowledge through scenarios, skill labs, and other assessments. You must demonstrate competency to obtain certification. The practical training is focused on hands-on skills practice. Review of knowledge concepts and theories will be limited. 

Students are expected to fully understand the following concepts before arriving at the practical training in order to pass successfully:

  • The patient assessment triangle and each component of the triangle, especially the Primary Assessment.
  • Injuries and illnesses that require immediate treatment to save a life (these conditions are known as life threats) .
  • How to build a hypowrap and understand a hypowrap will most likely be needed for shock management, critical patients, and in cool environments.

Do not wait until the practical training to practice the skills you are learning. There are many ways you can practice these skills safely at home.

The Practical Training Information chapter in the on-line course contains the information you need for your practical training, including required equipment, scenario checklists and more.

You must demonstrate competency to obtain certification.

Route/Place

Eastside Fire & Rescue Headquarters


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Required Equipment

Required Equipment

The in-person portion of this training is  a mixture of inside and outside experiences. You may be asked to sit or lay on the ground as part of a practice scenario.  Additionally, stage make-up (moulage) is used to represent injuries.  Please wear comfortable clothing that can get dirty.  Below is a list of items recommended for for the in-person activities:

  • Pen/Pencil and notepad
  • Gear and clothing appropriate for both indoor and outdoor activities, especially consistent with weather in the location of the in-person training.
  • Water bottle, snacks and lunch. Note the facility does not allow food and beverages in the classroom./
  • Sit pad, outdoor chair, and/or closed-cell foam pad. 
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