Wilderness First Aid (WFA)

 

The BOEALPS Wilderness First Aid (WFA) class is designed to prepare you to deal effectively with accidents that can occur in remote areas where professional medical help is not readily available.

The BOEALPS WFA class is hosted by wilderness medicine professionals from Remote Medical Training (RMT), and includes lectures, skills practice, demos and hands-on scenarios.  Attendance to all class sessions, whether virtual or in-person, is required to complete the WFA class and obtain a two-year certification.

This course is highly recommended for all BOEALPS members and volunteers and is a recognized certification meeting the requirements of the BOEALPS Basic Class (BMC) for BMC graduates who aspire to become BMC Instructors.

 

BOEALPS WFA Class Information:

IMPORTANT NOTE REGARDING THE 2021 WFA CLASSES:

THE 2021 WFA CLASSES ARE SCHEDULED AS LISTED BELOW.  FINAL DETERMINATION AS TO WHETHER OR NOT EACH CLASS WILL BE OFFERED WILL BE ANNOUNCED IN THE MONTHS PRIOR TO EACH CLASS, AND WILL BE DEPENDENT ON COVID-19 SAFETY GUIDELINES IN EFFECT AT THAT TIME.

THE JANUARY 2021 WFA CLASS IS BEING OFFERED IN A HYBRID FORMAT IN FULL COMPLIANCE OF CURRENT STATE GUIDELINES, AND CONSISTS OF:

  • Self-guided online education modules via PowerSchool
  • Virtual classroom sessions with RMT instructors
  • In-Person Skills Practice Day (to be held outdoors, in small groups, with RMT instructors)
  • Application Form for the January 2021 program !

PLEASE NOTE: BOEALPS-affiliated members and guests will be given priority to apply until 1 month prior to class. In order to make this program successful and sustainable, open seats may be offered to other outdoors organizations 1 month prior to class. It is highly recommended for BOEALPS-affiliated members and guests to send in their application as early as possible to ensure participation in the class.

Prerequisites:

  • You MUST be at least 18 years old to apply for this program (16 or 17 years old allowed if accompanied by parent/guardian: please contact us prior to applying to discuss details)
  • All participants will be required to acknowledge and sign the “RMT COVID-19 Student Agreement & Procedures” to ensure that health guidelines, self-checks, and proper protocols are understood and followed throughout the class (form to be provided by RMT after enrollment)

Certification Requirements:

  • Attend ALL class sessions (virtual and in-person)
  • Demonstrate that you can perform all required skills

Refund Policy:

  • Refunds will only be given if you drop out PRIOR to the first WFA class session (whether virtual or in-person).
  • No refunds will be given after the first class.
  • In any case, payment for annual BOEALPS membership is NON REFUNDABLE.

Course Information:

IN-PERSON CLASSES ARE HELD AT:  The Mountaineers Seattle Program Center

BOEALPS WFA Program – 2021 Schedule

  • January 2021 Dates – Hybrid Format:
    • Virtual Classes:  2 evenings, week of January 25th (exact dates TBD), 6pm-9pm
    • In-Person Skills Practice:  Either Saturday January 30th or Sunday January 31st (exact date TBD), 8am-5pm
  • October 2021 Dates – (if offered in hybrid format):
    • Virtual Classes:  2 evenings, week of September 27th (exact dates TBD), 6pm-9pm
    • In-Person Skills Practice:  Either Saturday October 2nd or Sunday October 3rd (exact date TBD), 8am-5pm
  • Cost:
    • $240 for BOEALPS members
    • $275 for non-members
  • Class Size Limit: 24

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