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Wilderness First Aid (WFA)2-Day Certification Class

  • November 10–11
Trip Overview
Accidents happen. People get hurt, sick, or lost. The temperature drops, the wind picks up, and it starts to rain. Would you know what to do? Get a nationally recognized WFA certification and be prepared when things go sideways. The Class is fun with lots of hands-on skills practice. The emphasis is on making good decisions by staying calm and safe, doing a good patient assessment, and having good communication and leadership. In addition to a half day of outdoor scenario practice of first aid and leadership skills, this class focuses on practicing skills and covering: patient assessment, shock and bleeding, head and spinal injuries, wounds, musculoskeletal injuries, heat and cold illnesses and much more. Gain some good tools and knowledge to handle a wilderness first aid emergency. Successful completion of class includes a 3 year Wilderness First Aid certificate.

While no physical conditoning is required, please be prepared for doing regular demonstrations and scenarios outside.  Wear clothing that is durable, with sturdy footwear, that you won't mind getting dirty.  Also, be prepared to be the sun and/or cold, depending on forecast.  Conditions by the bay can vary throughout the day, so prepared for any conditions. 

Trip Itinerary

Although we'll always do our best to adhere to this schedule, it is often dictated by factors outside of our control and is therefore subject to change. We will run this trip rain or shine.

Day 1 - Saturday

8AM - Arrive at Presidio store Big Room (Coffee/Breakfast served)

8:30AM - Class Start

12:00PM - Lunch

1:00PM - Class resumes

5:30PM - Class ends

Day 2 - Sunday

8AM - Arrive at Presidio store Big Room (Coffee/Breakfast served)

8:30AM - Class Start

12:00PM - Lunch

1:00PM - Class resumes

5:30PM - Class ends

Topics Covered

Scene Safety

Patient Assessment System

Life Threatening Bleeding and Shock

Head and Spinal Injuries

Recovery Position & Lifts


Wound Management

Musculoskeletal Injuries

Chest Injuries

Hypothermia & Hyperthermia

Altitude Illnesses

Medical Emergencies

Unconscious Victims

Abdominal Illnesses & Injuries


Snake Bites



$ 175 per person



Breakfast (Noah's Bagels & Fruit)


First Aid Booklet

3 Year WFA Certificate

First Aid Equipment for Scenarios

Certified Instructor - John Dreesman: WFR, EMT

Not Included:

Personal clothing (may get dirty)

Sturdy shoes (hiking ideally)


Water Bottles