Wilderness First Aid Two-Year Certification

Prepare for the unexpected with this fun, hands-on introduction to wilderness medicine taught over two full days (optional on-site accomodations available). If you like to take short trips relatively close to medical resources, work at wilderness camps, enjoy weekend family outdoor activities, or recreate outdoors, this course is for you. This course is great for people of all experience levels and is best suited for those who recreate outdoors where EMS response can be expected in a timely manner (fewer than eight hours). Taught in collaboration with Ready SF and NOLS, this class is ideal for trip leaders, camp staff, and outdoor enthusiasts. The class provides a two-year certification through NOLS. You’ll learn the Patient Assessment System, how to provide effective first aid treatments for injuries and illnesses common in the outdoors, and how to make appropriate evacuation decisions. You’ll learn both in the classroom and in outdoor settings regardless of weather, so come prepared for wet, muddy, cold, or hot environments!

If you are using a WFA course to recertify a WAFA, WFR, or WEMT, please review their recertification policies to make sure you’re eligible to renew your certification.

Class Learning Objectives:
Patient Assessment System
Evacuation Plans and Emergency Procedures
Spinal Cord Injuries
Shock
Head Injuries
Wilderness Wound Management
Athletic Injuries
Fracture Management
Dislocations
Cold Injuries
Heat Illness
Altitude Illness
Lightning
The Medical Patient
Anaphylaxis
Wilderness First Aid Kit

What to Bring:
Warm, variable-weather, layered clothing, hat, gloves
Water bottle, reusable mug
Warm, comfortable boots
Daypack
Notebook & Pen
Lunch and snacks for each day

Registration is required. Registration ends 48 hours before the start date. If sales have ended and the class is not yet full, please contact [email protected] or 802-985-8686 to request enrollment.

For questions and additional information about the course, please contact David Yacubian at [email protected] or (650) 701-7948.