Wilderness First Aid Session 1

Lecture: Mountaineering-Oriented First Aid

Wilderness First Aid Session 1 - Jefferson County Fire Protection Building (Port Townsend)

First meeting of Kitsap MOFA course

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  • For Beginners (Getting Started Series)

Class location:  Port Townsend, WA 98368 – Specific Building “To Be Announced

*** Course prerequisite: Students must have a VALID current CPR card before the class and e-mail a copy of their certification to wfa@jsar-wa.com. This class is dependent on you having this current training prior to arrival. Without proof of current CPR a WFA card cannot be awarded. What is valid you ask? The Coast Guard has a list of approved courses, basically the CPR course has to meet OSHA requirements for workplace certification (it must have a hands-on component to the course). Here’s a list of the approved courses: https://www.dco.uscg.mil/Portals/9/NMC/pdfs/courses/courses.pdf

Class duration:

  • Friday February 22, 2019 Check in at 12:30pm and class from 1:00pm to 6:30pm;
  • Saturday February 23, check in at 7:30am with class from 8:00am-7:00pm
  • Sunday February 24, check in at 7:30am with class from 8:00am-5:15pm

All three days are mandatory to pass.

•        Course cost: $130 for the class.  You will need to pay by December 15, 2018.  Space is limited so sign up quickly. JSAR WFA is holding the first 25 seats for the mountaineers until 12/15/18 at which time any remaining seats not filled by the mountaineers will open for JSAR students.

A link and password for the digital text textbook. The book MUST be read before attending class. 

§        If you prefer to purchase a hard copy here is a link to Amazon: https://tinyurl.com/y8v5qy2z.

o        WFA Cheat Sheet PDF

o        Soap Report Forms PDF

o        2018 Class Schedule PDF



Jefferson County Fire Protection Building (Port Townsend)

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

What to bring- Equipment required: Standard overnight packs. Students should be prepared for rain -some scenarios are staged outdoors.  You will get dirty so dress appropriately.  Additionally, students need to bring a first aid kit with a few (at least two) triangle bandages/cravats (http://tinyurl.com/y96zoth8); bandaging materials (which can be made from old sheets or other excess material or elastic bandages); several pieces of cloth that can be folded into 4”x4” dressings; and trauma scissors (something like https://tinyurl.com/ya974ntt). Sunday there will be scenarios that will require cutting off clothes to help determine the extent of patient injuries; make sure you have a safe means of cutting clothes. Other items typical in a pack and useful for first aid: a headlamp, ground tarp, things to splint- walking sticks, ski poles, things you normally carry and of course the ten essentials.

o        This year JSAR will have available at class for a donation of at least $25 kits that contain 1) 5.5.X36” SAM Splint; 2) Triangle bandages; 2) 3” elastic bandages; individual medication packets; 1) 12cc irrigation syringe for wound cleaning; and 1) EMT Utility Shears;

•        Did I mention: Wear warm clothes and bring rain gear as the scenarios will be outdoors. Ok, really dress in layers because the lecture hall can sometimes get warm.

•        Meals: JSAR will provide snacks, coffee, and hot water, however students will need to provide their own meals. Campus is too far from civilization so be sure to pack a lunch.

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