Wilderness First Aid

DATES AND COST: Our next WFA will be December 4-5, 2010. The Cost is $170 for participants.

LOCATION: Monty’s on Upper Campus, Bloomsburg, PA

REGISTRATION: You must pre-register for this course. To Register, Call our office or send us an email.

COURSE DESCRIPTION: The WMI of NOLS WFA/WFR Recertification course is an introductory level course designed to provide outdoor leaders, guides and rangers an introduction to First Aid and patient care in remote settings. Special topics include, but are not limited to: wound management and infection, realigning fractures and dislocations, improvised splinting techniques, patient monitoring and long-term management problems, plus up-to-date information on environmental emergencies. Emphasis is placed on principles of treatment and decision making, not the memorization of lists.
Upon successful completion of the course a two year WMI of NOLS Wilderness First Aid certification will be issued. All levels of training and experience are welcome. This course does not include CPR.

WFR RECERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: In order to recertify Wilderness First Responder through this WFA course, WFR Recertification students will be required to successfully pass a practical exam. Students must have a current WFR certification from WMI, SOLO, NOLS, WMA or WPT. Students are required to submit a photocopy of WFR certification cards on the first day of the course (Bring a copy with you as there is not a copier available at the course). There is a one-year grace period for recertification of WMI cards. (Keep in mind that you are not current during this grace period and therefore cannot work as a Wilderness First Responder.) Please check your WFR certification closely, WMI will not recertify cards from organizations other than those listed.

REGISTRATION/POLICIES: Tuition payment in full is required to reserve your spot in the course. Tuition is non-transferable. Tuition is payable by check (with driver’s license number), money order or cash. The tuition fee covers textbooks, syllabus, equipment and certification cards. A full refund will be given if we are forced to cancel the course for any reason.

CANCELLATION AND REFUND POLICY: There is a non-refundable deposit equal to the amount of the course tuition needed to register for the course. .

If you notify the Quest office of your cancellation after the full payment has been received you will be refunded as follows:

If cancellation notice is received not less than five weeks prior to the course, you will receive 75% of the balance due after the deposit.

For cancellations received not less than three weeks prior to the course will be a 50% refund of the balance due after the deposit.

There will be no refund for cancellations received less than three weeks prior to course.

Pets are not allowed at the teaching site, this includes leashing them outside. No exceptions. Any student bringing pets to class will be asked to leave class until the pet is safely situated in a kennel or other facility.


CLASS FORMAT/ EQUIPMENT: Check in is at 7:45 AM on the first day of the course. Course days run from 8:00am to 5:00pm. The format for the WFA/WFR Recertification is classroom lectures integrated with practical scenarios. Scenarios, and practice sessions will take place both inside and outside. Please bring outdoor clothing appropriate for lying on the potentially wet, muddy or snowy, cold ground playing the role of both rescuer and patient. Frequently stage (moulage) blood and make-up will be used to emphasize the reality of a scenario. Generally the classroom environment lends itself to a pair of comfy shoes/slipper and a crazy creek-type chair. Please come equipped with a light day pack, waterproof top and bottom, light hiking boots, and layers well suited for spending time outside playing the role of patient and rescuer.

LODGING: These are your lodging options provided by Quest. Also listed below are additional lodging options in the area. There are several dining locations on campus, as well as grocery stores and restaurants in the area.

On-Campus Campsites: There are free primitive campsites available. Please contact us if you would like to use these.

If you need to find a hotel locally they can be found at the Bloomsburg Chamber of Commerce website easily found on any search engine or contact us for info on local hotels.

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