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4 day course
An entry-level course designed for professionals working in significantly remote settings for days or weeks. Wilderness Advanced First Aid is comprehensive medical training designed for remote professionals or wilderness leaders who venture into remote and challenging environments. Wilderness Medicine differs significantly from standard first aid courses and other training that are oriented toward urban environments. This course teaches how to manage medical emergencies when hospitals and rescue services may not be available for an extensive time period. We prepare students for emergency situations that involve prolonged patient care, severe environments, and improvised equipment.
$450 per student
Check in is at 7:45 a.m. on the first day of the course. Course days run from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Oasis Lodge at Far Flung Outdoor Center. Click here to see how to find us.
4 Days (36 hours)
January 4-7, 2022
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Frequently Asked Questions
The WAFA course is pre-approved for 32 hours of EMT CEU’s by CECBEMS.
Upon successful completion of practical and written exams, you will receive a two-year WMI of NOLS Wilderness Advanced First Aid certification and a two-year CPR certification.
The WAFA may be used to recertify a WFR certification.
If you hold a current Wilderness First Responder certification from WMI, SOLO, or WMA, you will receive a WMI WFR certification upon successful completion of your WAFA course.
If you hold a current WFR certification from any other wilderness medicine organization you will receive a letter of course completion in lieu of a WMI WFR certification. This letter of completion may allow you to re-certify with your original certifying organization. You must contact that organization prior to your WMI course to ensure that our course will meet their requirements for recertification.
All students are required to submit a photocopy of their WFR certification card on the first day of the course.
There is a one-year grace period for recertification of WMI cards. Please keep in mind that you are not current during this grace period and therefore cannot work as a Wilderness First Responder.
All of our wilderness courses are taught by fully qualified EMTs who carry a wealth of practical, hands-on experience in wilderness medicine. They’ve been delivering these courses since 2000, so you can bet they have plenty of teaching experience to go along with all that specialist knowledge.
Yes, you will need to download, sign and bring with you a copy of our agreement for the first day of the course. Click here to download a copy.
Please read it very carefully as it affects your legal rights. If you are a minor, a parent or guardian must sign the document. Failure to provide a signed document will result in you not being able to participate in the course. WMI participants, including minors, will have unsupervised free time throughout the course. Any activities during the free time are not part of the WMI program and are at the sole risk of the participant.
- The format for this 40-hour WAFA is classroom lectures integrated with practical scenarios, skills practice sessions, case studies, role-playing and simulated rescues.
- Attendance is required for all scheduled classes.
- Scenarios and practice sessions will take place both inside and outside.
- Stage blood and make-up will be used to emphasize the reality of a scenario.
- This course will involve a night scenario on the Thursday evening of class. You will be asked to participate in this training exercise, regardless of the weather.
WMI is proud to be a Continuing Education Coordinating Board for Emergency Medical Services (CECBEMS) accredited organization.
Current EMTs are eligible to receive 32 CEU hours for their WMI WAFA course.
Please bring a photocopy of your current EMT card(s) with you to your course.
A non-refundable deposit of $50 is required to reserve a space on the course with the tuition balance due 48 hours prior to the first day of class.
Payment may be made by cash, check or credit card.
Lodging special at Far Flung casitas! $149 per night, double occupancy for WFA students. Find a partner and your very own casita is only $75 per night!
Should you wish to camp while attending the class, $15 per night will get you use of the Far Flung campground, showers, restrooms and our nice outdoor kitchen.
The course will be held at the Oasis Lodge on the campus of the Far Flung Outdoor Center. Far Flung Outdoor Center is located on FM 170 about half mile west of the intersection of Highway 118 and FM 170 in Study Butte/Terlingua. Click here for more detailed travel instructions.
Prior to the first day of the class, the deposit of $50 is non-refundable and non-transferable.
Within 48 hours of the class or during the class, the tuition is non-refundable and non-transferable.
Please note that pets are not allowed for the duration of the course and cannot be kept in a vehicle on the Far Flung campus.
Smoking and/or the use of alcohol is prohibited in the classroom or during class training sessions.