Trail Emergency Preparedness


Trail Emergency Preparedness - Mountaineers Tacoma Program Center

Learn First Aid and Emergency Procedures to promote safety while on the trail. This is designed to give some tips to staying medically safe while in our PNW woods. Also this fulfills one requirement to becoming a volunteer hike and backpacking leader.

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 activity.
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TIME:  6:30pm to 9:00pm

LOCATION:  Tacoma Mountaineers Program Center, 2302 N 30th St, Tacoma, WA 98403.  Second floor conference room.

Please arrive few minutes early to sign in.  The event will start right at 6:30pm.

COMMENT:  Sorry but this clinic will be cancelled if sign-up is 5 participants or less.  It will next be scheduled in spring 2019.

Leader's notes

This class is designed for those wanting trail first aid training, but unable to participate in Wilderness First Aid (WFA) or Mountaineer Oriented First Aid (MOFA) classes.  I am a physician who has completed MOFA but because of the limited scope of this course, you will not obtain any special certification or badge.  It is also meets the minimum requirement  for first aid and emergency medical training to becoming a volunteer hike and backpacking leader although both MOFA and WFA are required eventually for Tacoma Branch leaders.  

General topics covered include:   Prevention of illness and injury, Assessment and treatment of common illnesses or injuries, Recommendations concerning items  for a personal first aid kit.

The fee is $10 for Members and $20 for non-members but it is free for those who  are working towards completion of all requirements to  become a volunteer hike or backpack leader.  Promo code required to waive the fee; contact me at for the code.  (Any fees collected are donated to the Tacoma Hiking and Backpacking Committee which is always working to enrich all hiking and backpacking activities for the greater Tacoma community!)


Mountaineers Tacoma Program Center

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

Bring a copy of the class handouts/slides for note taking.  Handouts will be emailed to you a couple of days prior to the class. 

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