Wilderness First Aid (WFA) - Spring 2024

First Aid Course

Wilderness First Aid (WFA)

The Wilderness First Aid course is a 18-20 hour program divided into 3 parts, and provides participants with a nationally-recognized certification for basic backcountry first aid and emergency response.

Wilderness First Aid is taught by experienced wilderness and emergency medical providers from Base Medical. The course includes an independent first aid certification good for two years that is recognized nationally; graduates will be awarded the Wilderness First Aid badge. 

Course Introduction 

These online wilderness medicine lessons are the foundational theory component for all WFA courses. 

The following must be sequentially completed in order to gain certification:

  1.   The 8-10 hours of online lessons. These wi1l be available 2 weeks before the in-person practical training and *must* be completed 24 hours before the in-person practical training.
  2.  The 8 or more hours of in-person, hands-on practical training. 
  3.  The 2 hour online final assessment. This will become available 24-48 hours after the in-person, practical training and *must* be completed with a 80% or above passing score within 30 days. Students have the ability to retake the final assessment within the 30 day window.

Students will also need to complete the no-cost Low-Impact Recreation Course, pass the quiz, and receive the Low-Impact Recreation badge in order to graduate.

Cancellation Notice:

  • Prior to 03/31/2024: 100% refund minus $10 club fee.
  • Between 04/01/2024 and 04/06/2024: 50% refund minus $10 club fee.
  • On or after 04/07/2024: no refunds provided.
  • Course must be completed sequentially.
    • In order to attend the in-person training, the on-line sessions need to be 100% complete.
    • In order to attempt the final assessment, the in-person training must have been completed successfully.
    • No refunds will be provided if a student neglects to complete any part of the complete or if a student completes the entire course but fails to complete the Low-Impact Recreation Course.
    • There are no make-ups for this course. Students need to be confident they can attend the full day, in-person training.

This course does *not* include CPR or AED training.

Badges you will earn:

Course Requirements
Course Activity Date Availability Leader
Wilderness First Aid - Online Course
Online Classroom
Sun, Apr 7, 2024 -
Sat, Apr 20, 2024
Registration closes Mar 31
0 participants
Widerness First Aid - In-person Practical Training
Eastside Fire & Rescue Headquarters
Sun, Apr 21, 2024
Registration closes Mar 31
0 participants
0 instructors
Wilderness First Aid - Online Final Assessment
Online Classroom
Mon, Apr 22, 2024 -
Thu, May 23, 2024
Registration closes Mar 31
0 participants

Additional badges needed to graduate


Required Equipment
  • For Course Parts 1 & 3: Laptop or desktop access with stable internet connection
  • For Course Part 2:
    • Clothing layers appropriate to both indoor, classroom style and outdoor, scenario-related settings. Weather will dictate additional clothing needs.
    • Bagged lunch or sufficient funds to purchase lunch from a nearby restaurant.

For in-person training, instructors will provide day packs with medical supplies and emergency gear. All gear and supplies will need to be returned to the instructors at the close of the session.

Course Materials

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