A Great Introduction To Wilderness Medicine


Wilderness First Aid (WFA) is a fast-paced, hands-on, scenario-based course designed to prepare you to deal with injury and illness under less than ideal circumstances. It is generally the minimum certification for camp staffers and trip leaders, and a great introduction to wilderness medicine basic life support skills.

WFA is a popular weekend course, whether you already have standard first aid training or no first aid training at all. Our instructors combine lectures and realistic hands-on scenarios to challenge you, integrate your training, and teach you to make sound decisions in emergency situations.

Some of the topics covered include scene safety assessment, airway management, bleeding control, fractures, spinal injuries, shock, wound management and patient packaging.

This course includes American Heart Association CPR & AED.




Must be 15 years of age.


2 days

16 contact hours


Wilderness First Aid - valid 2 years

Heartsaver CPR & AED - valid 2 years

Completion & Grading

Successful completion of this course is based upon 100% attendance, as well as satisfactory performance on quizzes, demonstrated proficiency in psychomotor skills, and a grade of >80 on the final test. Remote EMS will make reasonable accommodations for students with special needs.

Course Materials Included

Textbook, workbook, notebook, pencils, handouts, medical supplies, CPR and scenario simulation training aids, completion certificates and cards.

No Lodging Or Meals Included

This course takes place outdoors and under primitive conditions. Students must be prepared and equipped to prepare meals, eat, sleep, camp, and stay warm and dry in appropriate seasonal weather conditions. If you are new to outdoor recreation or uncertain what that means, please review our suggested gear list and contact us if you have any questions. Except for one evening cookout, no meals are included in this course and students are individually responsible for all personal food items.

Drug & Alcohol Policy

Any student who in the opinion of the lead instructor is suspected of being intoxicated will be summarily dismissed and forfeit all costs associated with this course.

Additional Information

This course can be taught at your facility and tailored to your organization's needs. 

Do It Now

Take the first step toward earning your  Wilderness First Aid certification with Remote EMS!