Wilderness First Aid (WFA)
Who Needs WFA?
If you are more than 60 minutes from a medical facility, BSA strongly recommends that at least 1 leader have Wilderness First Aid Training. Adventure bases require 1 or 2 leaders to have WFA.
Where is WFA Offered?
Mountain Valley District offers a course each year, and other Montana Districts are working to set up a course. In addition to the BSA/ESCI course, courses approved by the ACA fulfill the WFA requirements. These are the options for Montana. Check the specific agency website for schedule and price information.
The 2022 WFA course for Mountain Valley is generally in April and occurs across two weekends on this schedule.
The 2021 course was offered at 30 Red Fox Lane
Bozeman, Montana 59718. No location yet set for 2022.
Course Fee 2022:
Registers Scout Leaders or Scouts:
$80 New and Re-certification
Members of the Public:
$140 Members of the public are welcome in the course for any slots available as of January 15, 2020. Use the website form to be placed on the waiting list.
Student will receive the spiral bound WFA Field Guide as part of the course. You can also order separately the Wilderness First Aid - 5th edition is a paperback textbook with more pictures and in-depth information. The Wilderness First Aid books are in revision and by hopefully we will be getting the new versions.
The Wilderness First Aid (WFA) course will help you prepare for the unexpected. This fast paced, hands-on training is designed to meet the needs of Scout Leaders, camp staff, outdoor enthusiasts and individuals working in remote locations. It will introduce you to caring for people who become ill or injured far from definitive medical care. Classroom lectures and demonstrations are combined with realistic scenarios where mock patients will challenge you to integrate your learning. At the end of the course, you’ll have the knowledge, skills and ability to make sound decisions in emergency situations.
Taught by seasoned instructors in a two or two and a half day format, this course includes many advanced topics:
Email Betsy Eubanks with any questions about the course. Please read the registration materials first.
1) Complete the below website registration form to hold your spot for 30 days pending payment.
2) Print and complete one registration form per participant.
3) Mail registration form and payment within 30 days.
Instructor Development Course
The Instructor Development Course certifies you to be an ECSI-BSA WFA instructor and gives you the option of hosting a WFA course independently. The Course requires the following:
If you are interested in being in the WFA Instructor Development Course, please complete the on-line registration form above, note in the comment box that you would like to be part of the IDC class, and I will call you to discuss the details further. If you have questions, you are also welcome to email me!
WFA Course Director