Wilderness First Aid (WFA) - Foothills - 2016

First Aid Course

Wilderness First Aid (WFA)

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.

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 course.

The lectures will take place from 8AM to 5PM on April 30 and May 1, 2016, at the Issaquah Kiwanis Hall, 105 Newport Way SW, Issaquah, WA 98027.  The scenario session will be held in the evening on May 9 at the Lake Desire Community Club.

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 lectures

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. The Foothills Branch scenario session will be held Monday evening May 9. 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. 

Badges you will earn:

Course Requirements

This course has no scheduled activities.

Required Equipment

Dress  in  clothes you won't mind getting dirty. Some hands on scenarios will be conducted outdoors where you may be laying on the ground as a patient or  kneeling as a responder.

You will be responsible for your own lunch. Bring a water bottle and mug (coffee/tea will be provided, but not dishes or  utensils).

Course Materials

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