There aren’t enough superlatives to do this exceptional place justice! First rate everything: the accommodations, the staff and, of course, the beautiful land itself. Being here has been a blessing and I so grateful for everything! Far Flung is a class act!
5 day course
If you travel or work in remote areas and need more extensive training than a Wilderness First Aid course, our Wilderness Advanced First Aid course is the perfect choice!
Learn to stabilize, treat, and make evacuation decisions for patients in backcountry environments, with an emphasis on long term patient care management and specific injury evaluation. In addition to plenty of time practicing skills and engaging in scenarios, you’ll work in small teams and practice leadership.
You’ll learn both in the classroom and in outdoor settings regardless of weather, so come prepared for wet, muddy, cold or hot environments!
This class meets the minimum first aid and CPR requirement for working as a guide in Big Bend National Park.
This course includes CPR training.
$499 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.
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Oasis Lodge at Far Flung Outdoor Center. Click here to see how to find us.
5 Days (40 hours)
January 9-13, 2023
To see a more in-depth overview of the course click here
For course logistics specific to this class, click here
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 three year WMA Wilderness Advanced First Aid certification and a two-year CPR certification.
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. WMA participants, including minors, will have unsupervised free time throughout the course. Any activities during the free time are not part of the WMA program and are at the sole risk of the participant.
- The format for this 36 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.
WMA 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 WMA 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 5 days prior to the first day of class.
Payment may be made by cash, check or credit card.
Lodging special at Far Flung Casitas! $189 per night, (plus taxes and fees) double occupancy for WMI students.
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 5 days 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.