Wilderness First Aid

Cole Crawford
Trip date
Saturday, April 9th, 2022
Difficulty rating

MITOC is organizing a Wilderness First Aid course with Mountain Education & Development. This is a great chance to get your WFA. Make sure to register with MED and pay your deposit: https://www.mountained.com/events/wilderness-first-aid-wfa-20220409. Direct questions to Mike Nawrot, who is coordinating.


The MED Wilderness First Aid (WFA) course makes use of lecture and practical-based learning both in and outside of the classroom.

The concepts and skills taught in this course will prepare you to prevent, identify and stabilize a diverse range of injuries and illnesses associated with recreation in remote places where adaptations to harsh environments, limited access to resources and communication, and personal/group safety must be made.

Beginning with patient assessment, this course helps establish a foundation for students to make informed decisions during emergency situations when far from definitive healthcare systems.

This course is minimally 16 hours in length. Upon fulfillment of all course requirements, the student is presented with a Wilderness First Aid (WFA) certification valid for two years.

WFR Recert

If a student's Wilderness First Responder (WFR) certification has been issued by MED Remote Medicine (MED) and is within the 3 year certification period, they may either participate in a MED 16 hour Wilderness First Aid (WFA) course or a MED 24 hour Wilderness First Responder Recertification (WFRR) course. Upon successful completion of either courses components, the student becomes recertified for an additional 3 years from the recertification course end date. This course qualifies per these guidelines. WFR recertification students will be required to participate in an extra 2 hour session Saturday evening (see schedule below).


The course will be held on MIT's campus. All registrants must follow MIT's COVID policies and use the TIM ticket system for access to campus.


  • April 9: 8:00am-5:00pm, 6:00pm-8:00pm*
  • April 10: 8:00am-5:00pm

*Additional evening session for students recertifying their Wilderness First Responder.

Registration and Cost

Actual registration and payment will be handled by MED. Sign up at https://www.mountained.com/events/wilderness-first-aid-wfa-20220409. The cost is $295, or $325 if recertifying WFR (from MED within the past 3 years, including the March 2019 WFR); you can reserve a spot for $75. Active leaders are eligible for a subsidy of $100.


first-come, first-serve
Maximum participants
Signups opened at
Jan. 26, 2022, 7:11 p.m.
Signups closed at
March 10, 2022, 11:59 p.m.
Signups for this trip are closed.