Alpine First Aid (AFA) Course - Seattle - 2015

First Aid Course

Wilderness First Aid (WFA) Course

Alpine First Aid (AFA) Course - Seattle

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.

Registration for this year's course has closed, and the remaining 2015 sessions are full. There is a large wait list already in place; any openings will be offered to those already on the wait list.

The 2016 course will open for registration in November with sessions starting in early January. We are unable to maintain a waitlist for courses that aren't yet open for registration. Please check the Mountaineers website in the next month or two for more details on 2016 dates, course cost and date for registration opening.


The Alpine First Aid course  consists of two parts. To finish the course and receive credit, participants must complete both of the following:

AFA Wilderness First Aid  - 16 hour weekend course

AFA Scenarios -  a hands-on practical session 

The course fulfills the first aid requirement for Mountaineers courses that have one.

Wilderness First Aid is taught by Remote Medical International (RMI) at the Mountaineers’ Program Center in Magnuson Park on various weekends throughout the year. The course includes an independent WFA certification that is good for 2 years. Your course fee covers the cost of this instruction.

Planned 2015 Seattle WFA dates: January 10-11, January 17 - 18, February 14-15, March 14-15, April 11-12, April 18-19, September 19-20, October 10-11. These will open for registration on a rolling basis with course capacity expanding as needed. 

AFA Scenarios is a hands-on practical session at the Mountaineers’ Program Center to test your skills after completing the Wilderness First Aid course. Register for a scenario date that occurs after your WFA course. You may not do these out of order.

Planned 2015 Seattle Scenario dates: January 27, February 19, March 19, April 1, May 14, June 9. Additional Fall dates to be added later.

Cancellation policy: No refund is available after the Wilderness First Aid session is completed.

Re-certification: With completion of this course, the Wilderness First Aid certification is good for 2 years. Recertification does not apply to this course. Participants must retake complete Wilderness First Aid course to keep certification. The Mountaineers offers an additional 1 year grace period for First Aid credit where it is required for graduation of other Mountaineers courses.

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 Scenarios
Seattle Program Center
Thu, Apr 21, 2016
Registration closed Apr 18
1 participant
0 instructors
Seattle Program Center
Thu, May 18, 2017
Registration closed May 16
1 participant
9 instructors
Seattle Program Center
Wed, Feb 21, 2018
Registration closed Feb 19
3 participants
5 instructors
Seattle Program Center
Wed, Jun 20, 2018
Registration closed Jun 18
5 participants on waitlist
7 instructors
Seattle Program Center
Tue, Sep 18, 2018
Registration closed Sep 16
7 participants
6 instructors
Seattle Program Center
Tue, Oct 16, 2018
Registration closed Oct 14
1 participant
1 instructor
Seattle Program Center
Tue, Mar 19, 2019
Registration closed Mar 17
0 participants
4 instructors
WFA Wilderness First Aid
Seattle Program Center
Sat, May 26, 2018 -
Sun, May 27, 2018
Registration closed May 24
4 participants
2 instructors
Seattle Program Center
Sat, Jan 18, 2020 -
Sun, Jan 19, 2020
Registration closed Jan 16
2 participants
1 instructor
Seattle Program Center
Sat, Sep 10, 2022 -
Sun, Sep 11, 2022
Registration closed Sep 6
4 participants
Wilderness First Aid - Hybrid session
Seattle Program Center
Sat, Feb 13, 2021
Registration closed Jan 29
0 participants
Seattle Program Center
Sun, Feb 14, 2021
Registration closed Jan 29
0 participants
Seattle Program Center
Sat, Mar 6, 2021
Registration closed Feb 24
0 participants
Seattle Program Center
Sun, Mar 7, 2021
Registration closed Feb 22
0 participants
Course Materials

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