Wilderness First Aid Training (WFA)

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

Saturday, October 19, 2019

7:45 a.m.

Sunday, October 20, 2019

4:30 p.m.
Cascade Locks, OR
395 SW Portage Rd
OR, OR 97204

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 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. 

  • *Friends offers a $60 subsidized discount for Hike Program volunteers to attend this course. Contact Kate Lindberg for the discount code: katel@gorgefriends.org.
  • CPR is optional and can only be taken in combination with the WFA training. Submitting an additional ticket below for CPR certification.Your total fee for both courses will be $200.

 Please note: We cannot issue refunds for cancellations after October 1 unless another participant takes your spot.


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