WFA Training

Shannon Wing
Trip date
Saturday, November 13th, 2021
Difficulty rating

What's WFA? Wilderness First Aid is a two-day introduction to general medical concepts and basic life support skills. The course is being offered by Healing All Wounds.

When/Where is it? Nov. 13+14, (Saturday and Sunday). 8AM - 6PM on both days. Room: 2-190

What's covered? Patient Assessment System; CPR; Circulatory System; Nervous System; Respiratory System; Fractures, Stable Injuries; Splints 1-Extremities; Hypothermia; Hyperthermia and Heat Illness; Near Drowning; Lightning Injuries; Wounds and Burns; Anaphylaxis; Lifting, Moving Extrication; Patient Carries; Backcountry Medicine.

Certifications: Upon successful completion you will receive certification in Wilderness First Aid and CPR. The certification is valid for 3 years (CPR for 2). Cost: The course costs $250 to participants, although we’re offering a subsidised cost of $100. WFA course participants can qualify for the subsidy if they apply for and are accepted as a Winter School Leader, AND they lead/co-lead at least TWO Winter School trips this January.

You can also qualify for the subsidy if you are a leader of another sort (e.g. paddle, 3-season hiking, climbing, biking, etc) and have led at least two trips in the past (but have not counted them towards another subsidy). If you plan on leading trips post winter school, pay the full amount now and request a reimbursement after you have led those trips. Email with questions or if you would like a subsidy based on previously led trips (include in your email which trips you led and the dates of those trips).

Winter School! As the fall is here, and bringing us closer to winter, I'm sure everyone is thinking (and SUPER EXCITED) about Winter School! If you are interested in becoming a full Winter School Leader, you are required to have a valid WFA.

Deadline Sign up and payment deadline is November 1st, 2021. Note: Your spot in the course will not be confirmed unless your payment is received. Space is limited, sign up and pay today!

How to pay: Please pay by credit card online. 1. Go to Pay MITOC 2. Under "Trip and Event Fees" select either WFA (full) or WFA (subsidized). IMPORTANT - Only pay $250 if you are NOT looking for the subsidy! If you plan on getting the subsidy only pay $150 online! 3. If paying the subsidized amount, you must also write a check for $100 (made out to MITOC, write "WFA" in the comments section). Please bring the check to MITOC office hours and tell the deskworker that it is for WFA. Your check will not be cashed unless you fail to meet our requirements to receive the subsidy (lead 2 trips). You will be notified if this is the case.

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Please feel free to email with any questions.


first-come, first-serve
Maximum participants
Signups opened at
Oct. 16, 2021, 8:39 a.m.
Signups closed at
Nov. 12, 2021, 9 a.m.
  1. Are you planning on leading at least 2 winter school trips this season?
Signups for this trip are closed.