2-Day Wilderness First Aid Course

Price: $450.00 per person. Group rates of 8 or more for private course receive substancial discount.

Times: 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. daily.

The Wilderness First Aid (WFA) certification is the best and most comprehensive course of its kind to offer relevant and realistic first-aid training for seasonal outdoor activities or short-term wilderness endeavors and pursuits.

WFA is a two-day introduction to general medical concepts and basic life support skills. This short and intensive course helps prepare those who work, play, and travel in remote environments. Our training prepares students to think critically and make decisions on whether injuries are serious or not, provide life-saving treatments, and determine appropriate evacuation plans. This course is taught by professional instructors with significant patient care experience and back-country wilderness experience.

CB Outdoors and Wilderness Medical Associates (WMA)
For all medical courses, we partner with WMA. WMA has been the leader in wilderness medicine and rescue for over thirty years. The cutting-edge curriculum is constantly updated by our group of healthcare professionals, has been taught on all 7 continents, and is recognized internationally.


Students must be 16 years of age to participate in this course. Those under 18 years of age must have written proof of parental consent.


2-Day Wilderness First Aid 

April 27 – 28, 2024 – Marion, MT


Marion Fire Department & Community Center 

180 Gopher Ln

Marion, Montana 59925

United States

Certification Received

  • 3-year Wilderness First Aid (WFA) certification
  • CPR Certification (Adult CPR and AED training), Anaphalaxis, Wound cleaning.

Key Topics Covered

The WFA includes a broad range of introductory medical skills and topics, including patient assessment, CPR, AED, and basic life support skills. Students also learn how to effectively manage life-threatening circulatory, respiratory and nervous system problems , basic wounds, infection, musculoskeletal injuries, spinal injuries, allergic reactions and anaphalaxis, environmental emergencies: hypothermia, lightning, hyponatremia, drowning. Medical problems: abdominal pain, chest pain, UTI and diabetes. Builing of a adequate first aid kit. Radio communication.

What to Pack

Below are the suggested items to pack. This list can vary according to the course location, weather, and season. Please contact us if you have questions or concerns specific to your course’s venue. Please be prepared for all seasonal weather conditions and bring the appropriate clothing, footwear, and gear. We will try to spend as much time as possible outside!

  • Notebook with pen or pencil
  • Watch with second hand
  • Clothing that may be stained or cut during simulations
  • Backpack with personal items
  • First aid kit. Don’t worry if you don’t have one. We will build a kit for your needs)
  • Sunglasses, sunscreen, hat, adequate clothing for the time of year
  • Gear in your vechicle that you’d normally carry in the field
  • Water bottle or thermos
  • Snacks
  • Smile on your face and a great attitude

Frequently Asked Questions

  • The following teaching materials will be provided by CB Outdoors at no additional cost:
    • Wilderness and Rescue Medicine Waterproof Field Guide
    • Handouts
    • SOAP Notes
  • Course Completion and Grades:
    • Successful completion with certification is based on 100% attendance, satisfactory performance on all assigned homework and quizzes, as well as demonstrated proficiency with hands-on practical skills. Students must also obtain an 80% or better on the final written exam.
  • Certification:
    • Upon successful completion, students will receive Wilderness First Aid, Anaphylaxis, and Healthcare Provider level CPR certifications from Wilderness Medical Associates. All WMA certifications are valid for three years.
  • Cancellation Policy:
    • For all courses that are cancelled more than 60 days from the course start date a full refund minus $100 registration fee will be provided.
    • For cancellations less than 60 days, but more than 4 weeks from course start date students receive a 50% refund.
    • For cancellations less than 4 weeks from course start date there is no refund.

      What to Expect From the Course

      • Be ready to learn, develop confidence, and utilize critical thinking skills in wilderness medicine.
      • Realistic emergency simulations will be staged, complete with fake wounds and injuries. Students alternate playing the role of both rescuer and patient. These sims are meant to get your adrenaline pumping; forcing you to think critically under pressure, so you can take action in a real wilderness medical emergency.
      • Course days are long 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. daily and intense consisting of both classroom lectures and in the field training. Expect assigned homework. Expect to be fully immersed in wilderness medicine from day 1.
      • Upon registration, participants will receive an email outlining specific meeting times for their course.
      • 100% attendance is required.

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