Our Wilderness First Aid: Emergency Care for Remote Locations, Third Edition provides information on how to handle common injuries and illnesses when medical care is an hour away or more. Designed for those who work or travel in remote locations, this comprehensive guide will teach you what to look for and what to do in the event of an emergency, and direct you to the most appropriate type of care. Completely revised, the Third Edition contains updated information on first aid training and complies with current cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and emergency cardiovascular care (ECC) guidelines.

This course was developed by the:

  • Wilderness Medical Society (WMS)
  • American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons (AAOS)
  • Boy Scouts of American (BSA)

Intended Audience

  • Boy Scouts of America Troop Leaders
  • Outdoor Guides
  • Farmers/Ranchers
  • Boarder Patrol Agents
  • Hunters/Climbers/Fisherman
  • People who Live/Work/or Play more then 45 minutes from EMS

Student Materials

  • Wilderness First Aid – Emergency Care for Remote Locations
  • A pack of SOAP Cards (10 individual cards)
  • Student Workbook
  • Successful Completion Card

Hands-on Skill Practice

  • Students will practice essential skills in small group practices and can also apply those skills in scenario-based practices.

Recognized Completion Period

  • Up to 3 years

Evaluation Method

  • Students are evaluated through Instructor observation of the reasonable performance of skills.
  • A written examination is required with a passing score of 80%.

Recommended Time to Complete

  • Basic Course 8 – 10 Hours
  • Standard Course 16 – 20 Hours
  • Advanced Course 32-40 Hours
  • Refresher Courses: Time depends on the experience and training history of the students. It is typically shorter than initial training. Students most have old WFA card to receive credit. Bring your old WFA card and receive a 20% discount off enrollment fees. Your “old” WFA card must be within 38 months of the issue date to receive the discount.

Course Segments

  • Introduction to Wilderness First Aid
  • Action at an Emergency
  • Victim Assessment and Urgent Care
  • Care of Bleeding, Wounds, and Burns
  • Dressings and Bandages
  • Bone, Joint, and Muscle Injuries
  • Specific Bone and Joint Injuries
  • Circulatory Emergencies
  • Respiratory Emergencies
  • Diabetic Emergencies and Allergies
  • Physical and Environmental Hazards
  • Poisons, Toxins, and Poisonous Plants
  • Animal Bites, Human Bites, and Snakebites
  • Insect and Arthropod Bites and Stings
  • First Aid Equipment and Supplies
  • And many more.


  • Automated External Defibrillator (AED) (If you have an AED at work you should add this option)
  • Bloodborne Pathogens (BBP) (If you are going to be a first aid provider at work you should add this option)
  • Adult CPR
  • Adult/Child/Infant CPR
  • Emergency Oxygen
  • Severs Allergic Reaction and Anaphylaxis Shock

How is the course conducted?

  • Instructor Led (we conduct this class quarterly, check our calendar for dates.)


  • Basic $99.00
  • Standard $149.00
  • Advanced $299.00
  • Boy Scouts of America Program $125.00
  • Company/Group rate: Call for a quote.


Wilderness First Aid Course Selection
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2nd Optional Training Date


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