Wilderness First Aid (WFA) Training

Wilderness First Aid (WFA) Training
WFA students practicing back-country first aid skills (photo: Friends' archives)

Saturday, May 18, 2019

8:00 a.m.

Sunday, May 19, 2019

5:00 p.m.
Doetsch Day Use Area | Beacon Rock State Park

Learn how to treat an injury or illness in the backcountry where help is delayed. This two-day, hands-on, interactive class led by NW Responder has been customized over the years for our hike leaders and shepherds. The first day is spent indoors followed by a field session on day two. Upon successful completion each student receives a Northwest Responder two-year Wilderness First Aid certification card. The program follows the basic outline of the NOLS and Red Cross two-day Wilderness First Aid course.

There is an add-on CPR certification (in combination with WFA training) directly following Day 1 of the WFA, from 4:30 - 5:30 p.m. Friends hike leaders and shepherds are required to have CPR certification. 

  • Reserve your spot for the CPR training by submitting an additional ticket below. Your total fee for both courses will be $175.
    Friends offers a $60 subsidized discount for Hike Program volunteers to attend this course. Contact Kate Lindberg for the discount code: katel@gorgefriends.org.

 Please note: Advanced registration has ended as of May 3. For registered participants, we cannot issue refunds for cancellations after May 3 unless another participant takes your spot.


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