Wilderness First Aid (WFA) - Seattle - 2024

First Aid Course

Wilderness First Aid (WFA)

A “hybrid” WFA course with a mix of online and in-person activities.

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Course Overview

This is a “hybrid” WFA course with a mix of online and in-person activities.  Multiple identical classes are offered on various dates throughout the fall. Students register for one class.

Each class consists of three activities: 

  • Activity 1: Approximately eight to ten hours of self-paced online training
  • Activity 2: A day of in-person training at the Seattle Program Center
  • Activity 3: An online one-hour final assessment exam

The class date for which you register is only the date for Activity 2, your in-person training. Your actual classwork starts two weeks earlier when you receive the links for Activity 1, the self-paced online training. After your in-person date you will have another week to complete Activity 3, the online final assessment.

When registering for a specific class be sure to allocate time in your personal schedule for about eight to ten hours of online work before your in-person day, and another hour of online work after it. To ensure that everyone is prepared for the in-person day, the online training for Activity 1 must be completed at least 48 hours before the in-person training for Activity 2. It is your responsibility to self-manage your progress through the online parts of the course. 

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

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

This course does not include CPR or AED training.

Participants must be at least 18 years of age.

Class Timeline and Milestones

Activity 1: Self-paced online training. About two weeks before your in-person training day you will receive links to the self-paced online portion of the class. The training consists of video-based lectures that can be taken at your own pace and reviewed as many times as you want as long as you finish by the deadline. The online training typically requires about 8-10 hours but can take longer if you want to repeat or review sections. This online training must be completed at least 48 hours before your in-person training.

Activity 2: In-person training day. This is a day of hands-on skill practice and scenarios.  It typically includes a mix of indoor and outdoor activities, weather permitting.

Activity 3: Final Assessment. The final part of the class is an online final assessment exam that must be passed with a grade of 80% or higher and be completed within one week after the in-person training day.  The exam typically takes about one hour.

In most cases the WFA badges for each class will be awarded within a week after the final assessments for the class are complete.

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 have not yet received the links for your online training, use the blue “Manage registration” button on the right. You will be charged the standard Mountaineers cancellation fee of $10.

We cannot change your class schedule or issue a refund after your online training links have been sent.

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
Hybrid WFA In-Person Training
Seattle Program Center
Sat, Oct 12, 2024
Registration closes Sep 27
20 participants
0 instructors
Seattle Program Center
Sun, Oct 13, 2024
Registration closes Sep 27
20 participants
0 instructors
Seattle Program Center
Sun, Nov 10, 2024
Registration closes Oct 25
30 participants
0 instructors
Seattle Program Center
Sun, Dec 8, 2024
Registration closes Nov 22
20 participants
0 instructors
Roster
Required Equipment

The in-person portion of 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

There are no materials for this course.