Wilderness First Aid (WFA) - Foothills - 2019

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 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 (usual time: 8am-5pm but to be confirmed with Welcome letter sent 1-2 weeks before start of class)

WFA Scenarios -  a 2-3 hour hands-on scenarios practice session (usu time: 6.30pm-9pm)

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 just one of the lecture weekends below AND just one of the scenario session options, ensuring that your a scenario date occurs AFTER your WFA lectures. 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
Course Activity Date Availability Leader
WFA Wilderness First Aid (RMI)
Seattle Program Center
Sat, Apr 10, 2021 -
Sun, Apr 11, 2021
Registration closed Mar 15
1 participant
Required Equipment

For the lecture portion of class-- bring pencil or pen. A first aid manual will be provided by RMI.

For the scenario session-- bring your backpack with first aid kit and wear clothes that you can get dirty in; bring pencil or pen for notes

Course Materials

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