Wilderness First Aid

Wilderness first aid is the initial care provided after injury in a backcountry environment. This initial care can make a significant difference in medical outcomes. It can determine the amount of blood lost, the level of pain experienced, and even life or death. Anyone who enjoys “getting away from it all” should gain the skills to do so safely. Your life, or the life of a friend, may depend on it.

Wilderness Medicine Workshop (WMW) –

1 Day

WLI can create a custom one-day medical workshop meeting the training needs of any program. Our one-day workshops are ideal for groups seeking basic training for local adventures. 

Wilderness First Aid (WFA) –

2 Day

Wilderness First Aid (WFA) is a two-day introduction to general medical concepts and Basic Life Support skills. It’s targeted to the outdoor enthusiast on day trips or short adventures. Taught by professional instructors with significant patient care and backcountry experience.

We recommend every member of your team attend this training. 


Wilderness Advanced First Aid (WAFA) –

4 Day

Wilderness Advanced First Aid (WAFA) is a comprehensive four-day medical training course designed for outdoor recreationalists or wilderness trip leaders who venture into moderately remote and challenging environments.

The content of this wilderness medicine course is significantly more detailed than the WFA course, including emphasis on common critical body system problems and environmental topics. Be prepared for hand-on learning including how to lift and move an injured teammate.  

WAFA to WFR Bridge – 4 Day

The WAFA to WFR Bridge course upgrades the WAFA to a Wilderness First Responder (WFR) in four days.

This course must be taken within three years of receiving a WAFA certificate. The WFR is the definitive medical training course for all outdoor professionals and enthusiasts. 

Medical professionals should also consider our Wilderness Emergency Medical Technician certification.