Wilderness First Aid (WFA) - InPerson - 2024

First Aid Course

Wilderness First Aid (WFA) - InPerson

An in-person WFA course with two days of activities at the Seattle Program Center.

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Course Overview

This is an in-person WFA course consisting of two days of activities at the Seattle Program Center. You may also be interested in our mixed online/in-person Hybrid WFA Course if you learn better online or prefer working individually at your own pace.

Multiple identical classes are offered on various dates throughout the winter and spring. Students register for one class.

Each in-person class consists of  two full days of hands-on training, 8am  - 5pm on Saturday and Sunday.  The class consists only of these two days of training – students do not need to do any additional work before or after.  In order to receive credit students must be present for the entire duration of both class sessions and successfully complete all class training and scenarios.  

Instruction is provided by our training partner Remote Medical Training (RMT).  Upon successful completion all students will receive a Mountaineers WFA Course badge and a WFA Certificate from RMT that is good for two years.

This course posting includes only our winter and spring in-person WFA classes.  We will offer more WFA classes in the fall as a separate course that will be posted sometime in mid 2024.  We do not typically offer any WFA classes in the summer.

This course does not include CPR or AED training.

As per our contract with RMT, classes with fewer than 15 students may have to be cancelled.

Class Timeline And MilestonEs

Registration for each class closes two weeks in advance of the class.  As per our contract with RMT, we are unable to change your class schedule or issue a refund after registration closes for your class.

WFA badges for each class are typically awarded within a week after the class ends.

Changing Or Canceling Your Registration

If you need to switch between classes and both classes are still open for registration, use the blue “Manage registration” button on the right. There is no fee.

If you need to cancel from the course altogether and registration for your class is still open, use the blue “Manage registration” button on the right. You will be charged the standard Mountaineers cancellation fee of $10.

As per our contact with RMT, we are unable to change your class schedule or issue a refund after registration for your class has closed.

EQUIVALENCY 

If you have a current WFA or WFR certificate from another organization, or you have extensive experience in providing medical care in remote or austere environments, you may be able to get the course badge via equivalency.  See Equivalency Information for details.

Badges you will earn:

Course Requirements
Course Activity Date Availability Leader
WFA Wilderness First Aid
Seattle Program Center
Sat, Apr 13, 2024 -
Sun, Apr 14, 2024
Registration closes Mar 29
0 participants
0 instructors
Seattle Program Center
Sat, May 25, 2024 -
Sun, May 26, 2024
Registration closes May 10
10 participants
0 instructors
Roster
Required Equipment

This class is  a mixture of inside and outside experiences. You may be asked to sit or lay on the ground as part of a practice scenario.  Additionally, stage make-up (moulage) is used to represent injuries.  Please wear comfortable clothing that can get dirty!  Below is a list of items recommended for for the in-person activities:

  • Pen/Pencil and notepad
  • First Aid Kit
  • Gear and clothing appropriate for varying weather.
  • Gear and clothing appropriate the the activity you participate in with the Mountaineers.
  • Water bottle, snacks, lunch, coffee mug, etc.
  • Sit pad, outdoor chair, closed-cell foam pad. 
Course Materials

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