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Person Ages 6+

Learn the Skills to Use in Wilderness Emergencies

Accidents happen. People get hurt, sick, or lost. The temperature drops, the wind picks up, and it starts to rain. Would you know what to do?

Many backcountry emergencies are preventable, and even when bad things happen, sometimes the wrong care can make things worse. By learning a few basic skills, you can make the difference between a good outcome and a bad one — and maybe even save a life.

Capacity: 20 people

Who is this course for?

The WFA is the perfect course for the outdoor enthusiast or trip leader who wants a basic level of first aid training for short trips with family, friends, and outdoor groups. It also meets the ACA guidelines.

What do you learn?

The WFA is 16 hours long (over two days) and focuses on the basic skills of response and assessment, musculoskeletal injuries, environmental emergencies, survival skills, soft tissue injuries, and medical emergencies.

What about room and board?

We provide coffee, tea, and snacks. Lodging is not provided, but we can assist you with recommendations in the local area. Bring your own lunch.

Is there an exam?

Yes, there is an ongoing evaluation of practical skills, and there are written assessments throughout the course.

Do I get certified?

Yes. You receive a SOLO WFA certification, which is valid for two years.

Location: Tempe idrettsanlegg