Wilderness First Aid

4.43 out of 5 based on 7 customer ratings
(7 customer reviews)


WWU student price: $175

To receive student discount, WWU students must call the Remote Medical International office and register via phone using their student email address. 

13-14 May, 2017 WWU 
Bellingham, WA 

Sale Unit: EA Item #: WFA6361 Category:

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Wilderness First Aid Description

Wilderness First Aid is a sixteen hour course designed to provide introductory skills in remote care. Based on recommendations from the Wilderness Medical Society and evidence-based research, our curriculum focuses on making sound decisions regarding patient evacuation and extended care. Wilderness First Aid is ideal for outdoor recreation enthusiasts, camp staff, remote site workers, and travelers who either work or play away from definitive medical care. Please note that food and lodging are not provided for WFA courses.

This course will be held at:
WWU Lakewood Watersports Facility- Lounge
2410 Lake Whatcom Blvd.
Bellingham, WA 98225

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Bellingham, WA

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End Date


Course Host

WWU Outdoor Center



Phone Number

(800) 597-4911

7 reviews for Wilderness First Aid

  1. 3 out of 5


    I thought the instructors were great at teaching the information – they were very knowledgeable and enthusiastic. However, I thought they spent too much time the first day on all the “legal” aspects – cya stuff that I can easily read about. This is great if you want to become a professional EMT, but I just wanted to learn how to take care of my buddies in the wilderness. I would’ve liked more hands on learning such as how to make various splints, a litter, etc.

  2. 5 out of 5


    I took a WFA class in spring 2008 and loved it. It was fun and helpful, with a great deal of hands-on practice. The instructors were fabulous, both fun and confidence-inspiring. I enjoyed it so much that I’m thinking of taking the WFR course. This course is completely worth the time and money.

  3. 4 out of 5


    I’ve taken several first aid courses in various places, but this is the first time I felt that I had instructors with real experience and up to date knowledge. The two instructors (Steve and John) complemented each other nicely. The course was a good mix of theoretical and practical parts, and never got boring. The location was well chosen, as we could switch from indoors to an outdoor setting without losing much time.
    Two things I felt could have been better: 1. the theoretical parts could have been more efficient (don’t wait for the class to guess what the 4 symptoms of x are, just tell us already) and 2. the practical exercises were good, but could have used more feedback from the instructors.

  4. 5 out of 5


    The instructors were top notch and very entertaining and knowledgable. The course was very hands on which was nice. The only negative I had was that we didn’t have time to touch on what I really wanted to learn about which was situations in high altitude and severe cold weather. The reason for this was the constant questions asked by others, not due to the instructors.

  5. 4 out of 5


    A great introduction to the ideas and skill of Remote medicine, the WFA is a great class for a variety of people. It is a very manageable amount of information is a time frame that is easy to make jive with your schedule.

  6. 5 out of 5


    I’ve been a working outdoor professional for a long time and have attended a number of these types of trainings (from EMT-W, WFR and WFA) and I have to say this is a great course. In two days hit all the high points and had great hands on components.

  7. 5 out of 5


    I’ve taken several first aid courses for my work, and this was by far the best. Steve and Kate are great instructors, tailoring the material to the students in a very effective, relaxed and accessible way. They have a wonderful way of blending fun with serious topics that allows a student to learn without becoming overwhelmed by the intensity of treating a severe wilderness injury. We covered a lot of material but everything was framed in a real-life situation with plenty of hands-on practice on live patients with realistic looking wounds. I even got appropriately queezy at one point. Wonderful preparation.

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