Winter is coming: time to get your Wilderness First Responder certification
Wilderness First Aid (WFA) is a fast-paced, hands-on, scenario-based course designed to prepare you to deal with injury and illness in austere environments. It is generally the minimum certification for camp staffers and trip leaders, and a great introduction to wilderness medicine and basic life support skills.
WFA is a relevant 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 and teach you to make sound decisions in emergency situations.
Some of the topics we will cover include scene safety assessment, airway management, bleeding control, fractures, spinal injuries, shock, injury management, and patient packaging.
This course includes American Heart Association Heartsaver CPR AED.
Must be 15 years of age.
2 days/20 contact hours.
Wilderness First Aid - valid for 2 years.
AHA Heartsaver CPR AED - valid for 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. Reasonable accommodations will be made for students with special needs.
Course Materials Included
Workbook, handouts, medical supplies, CPR and scenario simulation training aids, and completion certificate.
No Lodging Or Meals Included
This course takes place outdoors under primitive conditions. Students must be prepared and equipped to prepare meals, eat, sleep, camp, and stay warm and dry in seasonally appropriate weather conditions. If you are new to outdoor recreation or uncertain about 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.
This course can be taught at your facility and tailored to your organization's needs.
Take the first step toward earning your Wilderness First Aid certification with Remote EMS!