Wilderness First Aid (WFA) - Foothills - 2020

First Aid Course

Wilderness First Aid (WFA)

The Wilderness First Aid course is a 16 hour program plus a scenario practice session, providing participants with a nationally recognized certification for basic backcountry first aid and emergency response.

The Mountaineers Wilderness First Aid course 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 nationally recognized. 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. You must 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 them 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

Paper, pen, meal/snack, outdoor clothing suitable to the conditions.

Course Materials

You must register for this course to see course materials.