For starters, this is a solid step up for the 'toolbox' from a basic medical course. Good times await. The Wilderness First Aid (WFA) course is for outdoor professionals and enthusiasts ages 14+. This class is active and practical - participants will learn fundamental wilderness medicine and prevention, while developing important judgment skills for outdoor emergencies. In addition to common medical and traumatic emergencies, the WFA course expands on environmental topics including: Heat/ Cold Emergencies, Dive/ Drownings, Animal Bites and Stings, Poisons, Water Sanitation, Adverse Weather, Search and Rescue basics, and more.
While our Partner WFA's span several different countries, our public, flagship program is taught and proctored on the beautiful Big Sur coastline (similar to the WFR). Participants earn a Heartsaver CPR certificate issued by the American Heart Association (AHA) and a Wilderness First Aid certificate issued by Backcountry Medical Guides, both valid for 2 years.