Wilderness First Aid (WFA)

The best and most comprehensive course of its kind to offer relevant and realistic first-aid training for seasonal outdoor activities or short term wilderness endeavors and pursuits.

Wilderness First Aid is a two-day introduction to general medical concepts and basic life support skills. It is targeted to the outdoor enthusiast on day trips or short adventures. The course is taught by professional instructors with significant patient care and backcountry experience.


Course Content

The expected target audience is seasonal outdoor staff and those involved in recreational wilderness trips. The course content meets the anticipated medical needs of those communities.

Course topics are:
Patient Assessment System; CPR; Circulatory System; Nervous System; Respiratory System; Fractures, Stable Injuries; Splints 1-Extremities; Hypothermia; Hyperthermia and Heat Illness; Near Drowning; Lightning Injuries; Wounds and Burns; Anaphylaxis; Lifting, Moving Extrication; Patient Carries; Backcountry Medicine


This course is traditionally scheduled for two days or 16 hours of instructional and practice time. Upon successful completion students will receive certification in Wilderness First Aid and Adult CPR.


Certifications are valid for three years. Students should retake the WFA course or consider upgrading to the Wilderness Advanced First Aid and or Wilderness First Responder.

Courses currently available for this year:

Wilderness First Aid (WFA)

Dates: April 7-8th 2018 (2 days) 8:30am-5:30pm

Cost: $295 Book online for our website special!

Location: Glacier House Resort, Revelstoke, BC

Wilderness First Aid (WFA) (2 days)

Included Materials

All teaching materials will be at no additional cost. Students will receive the following books on this course:

  •  Wilderness First Aid Guide
  • SOAP Notebook;
  • The Outward Bound Wilderness First-Aid Handbook


Students must be at least 16 years old to participate in this course. Those under 18 years of age require the written consent of a parent or guardian. No previous first aid experience is required.

Further information

Please visit the WildMed webpage for full information. For general questions, please call Amy on +1 (866) 929-3539 or e-mail info@flexpeditions.com.

Cancellation Policy

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