Wilderness First Aid (WFA)

4.92 out of 5 based on 12 customer ratings
(12 customer reviews)

$245.00

October 19-20, 2019
Bellingham, WA
(Food and lodging not provided)

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Wilderness First Aid (WFA) Description

The Wilderness First Aid (WFA) course is a 2-day training that provides introductory medical skills to individuals working or playing in remote environments. Through a hands-on and scenario-based approach, this course offers the skills and confidence needed to make informed medical decisions when definitive care is hours away. The WFA course includes short lectures, interactive labs, and realistic scenarios that help students master the central concepts of remote medicine and effectively respond to an emergency if necessary. 

RMI Training is located in the Squalicum Loft Business Park in Bellingham, WA. This facility has direct access to Squalicum park and the city of Bellingham’s vast trail network. The trail system allows access to water, beach and adverse terrain settings. The Bellingham facility has a large classroom, as well as space for conducting smaller breakout sessions. Squalicum Lofts provides the perfect location to conduct realistic training scenarios in an urban setting while maintaining a remote and wilderness feel.

Accommodations: Bellingham offers many options for lodging. Students will find they have their choice of hotels, Airbnb rentals, campgrounds, and VRBO rentals. Some options include:

Hotels:

  • Springhill Suites by Marriott
  • La Quinta Inn & Suites
  • Holiday Inn Express
  • Hotel Bellwether
  • Home2 Suites by Hilton
  • Chrysalis Inn & Spa
  • Heliotrope Hotel
  • Fairhaven Village Inn
  • Marriott Town Place Suites

Campgrounds:

  • Larrabee State Park
  • Birch Bay State Park

Meals and Dining: The city of Bellingham has many options for dining, including:

  • Anthony’s Hearthfire Grill
  • Anthony’s at Squalicum Harbor
  • The Loft
  • Brotha Dudes
  • Neto’s Market and Bakery
  • Haggen grocery store
  • Uber Eats operates in Bellingham and delivers a wide array of food options.

Bellingham offers many activities for the outdoor enthusiast:

  • World class downhill mountain biking at Galbraith Mountain and the Chuckanut trail system
  • Downhill & backcountry skiing at the Mt. Baker ski area
  • Sea kayaking in the San Juan Islands and nearby waterways
  • Whale watching in the San Juan islands and nearby waterways
  • Trail hiking and climbing in the Cascades and Chuckanut trail systems
  • Salmon fishing in the in the nearby waterways and San Juan Islands


Bellingham.org is a great website for exploring all Bellingham has to offer.

Additional information

Location

Bellingham, WA

Start Date

10/19/2019

End Date

10/20/2019

Course Host

RMI Training

Website

https://training.remotemedical.com/training/wilderness-first-aid-wfa/

Phone Number

1 (206) 686-4878

12 reviews for Wilderness First Aid (WFA)

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    vancouver

    I really enjoyed the WFR Course I took in Bellingham in December. It was taught by three enthusiastic instructors who each contributed with specific skill sets. The scenarios were set up well and the general atmosphere of the class was very positive. I was able to learn a lot.

  2. Rated 5 out of 5

    Reviewer

    The instructor was amazing and very knowledgeable and it was tons of fun.

  3. Rated 5 out of 5

    nanerb

    I had so much fun and learned so much. I would recommend this course to anyone. The instructor was so passionate and experienced, the 10 days flew by. Intense and unforgettable!

  4. Rated 5 out of 5

    raffaela

    I took this course in Seattle and feel very competent in applying the skills i gained from this course into a wilderness setting. I work in wilderness therapy; and, while my classmates were taking the course for a diverse assortment of outdoor applications, i felt as though my professors were attentive and adaptive to this. we ended up with a strong community of outdoor enthusiasts and industry professionals–who became friends by the end of the course! there was good energy and dynamic between the instructors.

  5. Rated 5 out of 5

    Matt

    Excellent instructor, lots of hands-on activities, good printed resources, fun classmates and offered close to home. I’m a novice mountaineer and have young children. I took the class to be prepared (and feel like a responsible friend/spouse/parent) in the backcountry. I think the only “con” is the time and expense of the class. If you can swing that, then it’s definitely money well spent (and I paid out of pocket).

  6. Rated 5 out of 5

    James

    The instructor was excellent which made the class even more enjoyable! Great, small class size, I gained and enormous amount of knowledge. If you are looking for a WFR course I would highly recommend Remote Medical International and their instructors!

  7. Rated 4 out of 5

    Lifer

    I just completed a Wilderness First Responder course with Remote Medical International. I felt that the course was extremely informative and practical. I would recommend this course to anyone that aspires to travel off the beaten path. -Thanks RMI!

  8. Rated 5 out of 5

    EagleEmber

    Great class, i really learned a lot and enjoyed it. The teachers were very good and had lots of real world experience.

  9. Rated 5 out of 5

    Nigel

    Remote Medical International created an informative and fun atmosphere that equipped me and my classmates with all of the fundamental techniques (and more) needed to be a Wilderness First Responder. The instructors were extremely gifted, professional and enjoyable individuals and I look forward to taking classes with RMI in the near future.

  10. Rated 5 out of 5

    TomM

    This was my second time taking a full WFR course. As a professional mountain guide, WFR certification is a prerequisite to employment in most cases, and the training is both valuable and important. This being my first experience with RMI, (after having taken my original WFR and 4 + re-certs with other organizations), I was very impressed; they did a phenomenal job. The instructors were fantastic. Our two instructors had extensive training and teaching experience, and a collective work experience that included mountain guiding, emergency medical in a hospital setting, ski patrolling, dive medicine, and research medicine, in sites ranging from Belize to Antarctica. Their diverse backgrounds and familiarity with the subject matter and the flow of the course made things run smoothly and kept our interest high. When possible, they expanded on the curriculum, for example demonstrating and training us on a variety of oxygen delivery systems, which added value to the course for me. The facility was solid, scenarios were comprehensive and well run. Overall I was very impressed by the job RMI did; I really got more than my money’s worth out of this course. In fact, due to their performance, I decided to sign up for their REMT course later that summer!

  11. Rated 5 out of 5

    keeth45

    As a Firefighter/Paramedic with a high call volume in the urban setting, I wanted to broaden my knowledge of wilderness medicine. This course far exceeded my expectations! The instructors were very professional and highly motivating. The course location was excellent and allowed for very realistic/dramatic “hands-on” practicals. I came away from the course with a greatly enhanced knowledge of Wilderness Medicine, which, I’ll be able to utilize in every aspect of my outdoor activities. I highly recommend this course for anyone with a desire to be in the great outdoors!

  12. Rated 5 out of 5

    TomM

    As a professional mountain guide, WFR certification is requisite to my practice and employment. I had previously completed a WFR course, as well as four + recertifications (all through other companies/organizations). I was fortunate to choose Remote Medical for my “second round” of the full curriculum; they did a phenomenal job.
    The instructors were fantastic. Our two instructors had extensive training and teaching experience, and a collective work experience that included mountain guiding, emergency medical work in a hospital setting, ski patrolling, dive medicine, and research medicine. Their diverse backgrounds and familiarity with the subject matter and the flow of the course were valuable to me as a student. When possible, they expanded on the curriculum, for example demonstrating and training us on a variety of oxygen delivery devices, which added value to the course for me.
    The facility was great, allowing for regular outdoor scenarios, including a complex night exercise.
    As someone who had previously taken this curriculum (and who has need for it in my profession), I was realy impressed with the job RMI did; I really got more than my money’s worth out of this course. In fact, due to their performance, by the end of the week I had decided to sign up for their REMT course later that summer!

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