Wilderness First Aid (WFA)

Our Wilderness First Aid (WFA) course is designed for the outdoor enthusiast, trip leader, raft guide, or land agency field staff who want more than what an urban first aid course provides. The WFA is a great introduction to wilderness medicine and basic life support skills. This training focuses on prevention, assessment, and treatment of environmental illnesses, recognizing and stabilizing life threats caused by trauma, and calling for a rescue in the event of a wilderness emergency.

Custom Courses

Wilderness First Aid courses can be customized to your organization’s unique needs. Custom courses may include specialty topics and techniques, customized scheduling and course progression, field-based and backcountry classrooms, and uniquely specialized instructors, among other options. Organizations seeking a custom WFA must be able to provide a course venue.

To learn more about designing a custom WFA course, please reach out to [email protected]

Hours: 16 

Length:  2-3 Days

Training: CPR, WAT, WFA

Prerequisite: None

Credits: College credits are available when registering for a course sponsored by an institution of higher education.

CEU: None

OVERVIEW OF COURSE CONTENT

  • Urban vs Wilderness Medicine
  • Intro To Wilderness Recreation Law & Liability
  • Basic Wilderness Medicine Guidelines
  • Intro To Wilderness Risk Management
  • Patient Assessment
  • Basic Life Support
  • Basic Traumatic Injuries
  • Red Flag Backcountry Medical Problems
  • Wilderness Anaphylaxis Training
  • Basic Environmental Medicine
  • Intro To Backcountry Communication Devices
  • Basic Documentation
  • Basics Of Calling A Rescue
 
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Wilderness First Aid (WFA)   (Course Overview)

DateCourseLocationProviderFormatCostRegister

2023-02-04 08:00:00Feb 4 - Feb 5, 2023

WFA Tucson, AZUniversity of Arizona - ORTraditional
$27500Info

2023-02-07 00:00:00Feb 7 - Feb 8, 2023

WFA Crab Orchard, KYSoutheast Conservation CorpsTraditional
$32500Info

2023-02-11 08:00:00Feb 11 - Feb 13, 2023

WFA Carbondale, COColorado Rocky Mountain SchoolTraditional
$32500Info

2023-02-20 08:00:00Feb 20 - Feb 21, 2023

WFA Durango, COSouthwest Conservation Corps - Four CornersTraditional
$32500Info

2023-02-25 08:00:00Feb 25 - Feb 27, 2023

WFA for Winter Backcountry Users Leadville, CODesert Mountain Medicine HeadquartersTraditional
$43500Info

2023-03-11 08:00:00Mar 11 - Mar 12, 2023

WFA Carbondale, CORoaring Fork Outdoor VolunteersTraditional
$32500Info

2023-03-14 08:00:00Mar 14 - Mar 15, 2023

WFA Moab, UTColorado Outward Bound School - SWPTraditional
$32500Info

2023-03-18 08:00:00Mar 18 - Mar 19, 2023

WFA Logan, UTUtah State University - OPTraditional
-Upcoming

2023-03-25 08:00:00Mar 25 - Mar 26, 2023

WFA Leadville, CODesert Mountain Medicine- FreightTraditional
$32500Register

2023-03-25 08:00:00Mar 25 - Mar 26, 2023

WFA Logan, UTUtah State University - OPTraditional
$25000Info

2023-04-01 08:00:00Apr 1 - Apr 2, 2023

WFA Logan, UTUtah State University - OPTraditional
$25000Info

2023-04-07 06:00:00Apr 7 - Apr 8, 2023

WFA Moab, UTColorado Outward Bound School - SWPTraditional
$32500Info

2023-04-08 08:00:00Apr 8 - Apr 9, 2023

WFA Logan, UTUtah State University - OPTraditional
$25000Info

2023-04-08 08:00:00Apr 8 - Apr 9, 2023

WFA Missoula, MTMissoula Parks and RecreationTraditional
$32500Info

2023-04-15 08:00:00Apr 15 - Apr 16, 2023

WFA Logan, UTUtah State University - OPTraditional
$25000Info

2023-04-18 08:00:00Apr 18 - Apr 23, 2023

WFA Salida, COApakoa RiversTraditional
$1,12500Register

2023-04-21 08:00:00Apr 21 - Apr 23, 2023

WFA + TSO Leadville, CODesert Mountain Medicine & Good Natured LearningTraditional
$50000Register

2023-04-22 08:00:00Apr 22 - Apr 23, 2023

WFA Tucson, AZUniversity of Arizona - ORTraditional
$27500Info

2023-05-06 00:00:00May 6 - May 7, 2023

WFA Leadville, CODesert Mountain Medicine HeadquartersTraditional
$32500Register

2023-05-25 08:00:00May 25 - May 26, 2023

WFA Kelly, WYGoosewing RanchTraditional
$32500Register

2023-05-26 08:00:00May 26 - May 27, 2023

WFA Custer, SDCuster Ambulance ServiceTraditional
$27500Info

2023-06-30 08:00:00Jun 30 - Jul 1, 2023

WFA Leadville, COColorado Outward Bound School - RMPTraditional
$32500Info

2023-07-29 08:00:00Jul 29 - Jul 30, 2023

WFA Tucson, AZUniversity of Arizona - ORTraditional
$27500Info

2023-09-04 08:00:00Sep 4 - Sep 5, 2023

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