Wilderness First Aid (WFA)

NOTE: The next two-day WFA course is schedule for March 18 and 25, 2018. Check back here on December 15, 2017 for details and registration information. See below for information on the Nov. 5, 2017 WFA Refresher class.

This comprehensive and nationally recognized Wilderness First Aid (WFA) course follows a standardized program established by the Emergency Care and Safety Institute, and consists of 10 hours of lecture, 6 hours of practical experience and a written exam. Topics include patient assessment, weather related illness, trauma, splinting, medical emergencies, altitude illness and bites. A comprehensive textbook is included in the fee. A WFA card good for 3 years is issued upon completion. The course is open to everyone, regardless of experience. Those with experience are encouraged to use this comprehensive course as a refresher and practice skills we rarely need but are critical to know when we need them. Attendance is required at all classes to complete the course; however, that can happen over a few different sessions. Please note: this WFA course is required to become a Denver Group leader.

Please contact WFA School Director Jeff Flax at Jeff@JFlax.com, or CMC Membership Services at 303-279-3080, ext.2 for additional information.

There are four WFA sessions scheduled for 2017:

Session 1: Sunday, April 2 and Sunday, April 9, 2017 – Completed.

Session 2: Saturday, May 20, 2017 – Refresher Only – Completed

Session 3: Sunday, September 17 – Completed

Session 4: REFRESHER — Sunday, November 5, 2017

The WFA Refresher is one-day class. (The refresher course is limited to students who have completed the ECSInstitutes Wilderness First Aid course (Wilderness First Aid: Emergency Care in Remote Locations) within the last 4 years, and study the text on their own prior to the class in order to be able to pass the exam with a score of 80%. The entire day must be attended to complete the course, or made up when the next class is offered.)  NOTE:  Beginning in 2018 the refresher will be limited to students who have taken the ECSI two-day or refresher within the past two years.

Click here to register for the November 5th Refresher class if you are not a leader or sr. instructor, or once you have been approved for SALT for this class.

There is a separate registration for Denver Group leaders, prospective leaders, and senior school instructors who have been approved to have their tuition covered by the SALT program.  Approved SALT students will be given a special code and password to register for this course. (Tuition reimbursement is not available). SALT students should not register for the non-SALT sign-up link.  Note that SALT members who pay for this class prior to approval are not eligible for reimbursement. See below for more information about the SALT program and application.

The 2017 cost for the full two-day is $32 for Denver Group Leaders and Prospective Leaders, $75 and for non-leaders (This course is limited to CMC members only).

The 2017 cost for the one-day REFRESHER is $40 for Denver Group Leaders and Prospective Leaders, and $40 for non-leaders. (See the prerequisite information below for the Refresher course below). (This course is limited to CMC members only).

Please note: If you are a Denver Group trip leader, working toward becoming a trip leader, or a senior instructor in a Denver Group school, you may be eligible for free tuition for this course under the Support Aid for Leader Training (SALT) program. Please note, for free tuition, you must register for this school through the SALT link, not this school’s site. Click here for more information and to access the SALT application form.

There are an optional CPR/AED (Automated external defibrillator) course on December 4, 2017 (take one class only). Addition CPR/AED courses will be available in January and February with details TBA. A separate registration fee is required for the this American Heart Association CPR/AED course. Click here for more information and registration links for the CPR/AED course.


Click here for the Emergency First Aid Checklist and Report Form





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