Wilderness First Aid (WFA)
Duration: 3 Days
Recommended Group Size: 15 Peoples
The WFA is the perfect course for the outdoor enthusiast or trip leader who wants a basic level of first aid training for short trips with family, friends, and outdoor groups.
Course Price: Rs.15,000 Exc. 13% Vat


An introduction into Wilderness Medicine, this weekend course provides an overview of medical skills for the wilderness setting. This entry-level course is ideal for outdoor enthusiasts and newcomers to the outdoor industry. 

Course Dates and Location
1st - 3rd April 202 Book Now
What to expect?

The 16 hours of instruction cover patient assessment and how to provide basic care for sick or injured patients. Students will participate in hands-on scenarios in addition to classroom lectures and activities. CPR is an available add-on. This course is recommended for hikers, camp staff, mountain bikers, river guides, backpackers, and hunters.

Successful completion of this course provides a two-year certification. 


  • Two-Year SOLO WFA Certification
  • CPR Certification
  • Text book

You should plan to have clothing appropriate to the season in which you will be taking the class, as you will spend a significant amount of time outside. The following list is to SUPPLEMENT the clothing you will be wearing. If you have trouble locating some of these items please call us as we have a limited amount for loan.

Necessary items (for all classes)

  • Backpack to put everything in (medium to large)
  • Rain gear (tops and bottoms)
  • Layers of clothing (for splinting exercises and to keep yourself warm during scenarios)
  • Warm hat or sun hat
  • Water bottles (at least 1 qt/litre)
  • Some snacks
  • Pen and notepad
  • Wrist Watch (cell phone is not sufficient)
  • Foot wear appropriate to the terrain (closed toes, no flip flops)
  • Insect repellent
  • Sunscreen

Additional items

(Optional for WFA, Required for AWFA, WFR, WEMT, WEMT Module)

  • Old Sleeping bag or blanket
  • Footwear you don't mind getting wet
  • Knife
  • Plastic tarp or groundsheet (min 6’X6’)
  • Head light
  • Sleeping pad (ensolite or thermarest)
  • Personal first aid kit (Band-Aids etc)
  • Trekking poles (useful but not required)

Please note that these are a list topics and subjects typically covered in the Wilderness First Aid (WFA) course. Topics and subjects may not be taught in this order or progression.

SOLO Courses are very hands-on and include many outdoor scenarios and skills labs so participants will have time to hone their skills. We spend time outside - rain, snow, or sunshine so be prepared for the weather.                                                                               

  • Wilderness vs. Urban First Aid
  • Patient Assessment System
    • Initial Survey
    • Primary Survey
    • Secondary Survey
    • Documentation (SOAP Notes)
  • Patient Lifting and Moving
  • Shock
  • Traumatic Issues
    • Musculoskeletal – Sprains, Strains, & Fractures
    • Spinal Cord Injury Management
    • Soft Tissue Injuries
      • Stopping the Bleed
      • Wound Cleaning
      • Bandaging Skills
      • Infections
      • Burns
  • Environmental Issues
    • The Human Animal
    • Hypothermia and Frostbite
    • Heat Illness: Dehydration, Heat Exhaustion, & Heat Stroke
    • North American Bites & Stings
    • Lightning
    • Back Country Essentials: Bivouac & Survival Skills
  • Medical Issues
    • Changes in Level of Consciousness
    • Breathing Issues: Asthma, Allergic Reaction, etc.
    • Anaphylaxis
    • Diabetes
    • Chest Pain
  • Written Test and Course Completion

Students must be at least 14 years of age. All minors must be accompanied by an adult.

Initiative Outdoor Training can work with you on a variety of needs.  We have set up custom courses for many organizations to assist in their training needs.  Custom courses include:

Small Watercraft Safety

Seasonal staff refresher workshops

American Heart Association


Rates vary by course and organization, please complete the form above to get started!

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