Advanced Wilderness First Aid (AWFA) Blended

- Blended 9 lessons on line plus skill packed 16 hrs in person-- saves time and money
on line work at your time, your speed, your location


-8 hours of 12 lessons on line [not blended] each with reading home work and a quiz all on line with instructor email review. Each student receives a training  supply package

-4 day in person, [not blended] 36 hrs

WMO’s Advanced Wilderness First Aid class was impressive and thorough. [on line 12 lesson class]
"I learned much more than in prior basic Wilderness First Aid certification training, and the training and instructional materials provided by Wilderness Medicine Outfitters were engaging and thorough. Pursuing this advanced certification was well worth the effort."
BRUCE D. PARTINGTON  -Board Certified Construction Attorney & Scout Master- Florida May 2017


"Saved us time and learned a lot " [On Line lessons plus 2 skill filled days]
East Coast University class of PHD professors  2017

This class covers the handling of medical emergencies when you are away from the 911 emergency response system. It is designed to help you prevent problems. Assessment and treatment techniques are also taught in the event that outdoor backcountry problems do occur. This class is excellent for active outdoor individuals as well as beginning guides, camp counselors, and teachers. Taking this class is a good way to see if you would like to take a 72 hr. Wilderness First Responder class, often taken by skilled outdoor individuals and professional guides who are short of the time for WFR. Has 3/4 of the WFR topics in less depth but its the next closest to WMOs WFR/WEMT mod.

* * * There are NO prerequisites for this class * * *

Class Size:

Limited to a maximum of 24 students.


As of 2017 fees are $340 / student 30 days prior to first class. Text and Material Fee: $45.
Different locations may have a location fee. Ask about HOST DISCOUNT

  • An excellent class for: outdoor enthusiasts, self sufficient families, camp counselors or guides.
  • A specialized backcountry first aid training for wilderness and rural long-term transport with emphasis on backcountry mountain activities. Great for disaster preparedness.
  • This class exceeds the requirements for Many State for River and Hunting Guides.
  • Wilderness Medicine Outfitters offers the first Colorado approved Wilderness First Responder Course.


  • Professional Rescuer CPR 2 year may be included as an add on
  • Wilderness Medicine Outfitters
  • College credits possible.


Wilderness First Responders and Wilderness EMT's may recertify with this class.

Colorado EMT CEU's approved

In person 2 day Skill Outline [can be expended to 3 or 4 day]

25 topics,*19 with hands on skills -topics vary to fit class needs
Session 1 -4hrs.                                                              Hour’s                
Introduction                  0.3
Acceptable Rescuer Risk    0.3   
Pt. Exam.*do 1 then groups of 3 do   0.5   
Patient History* sample discussion, do it               0.5   
Meds                   0.3   
Dislocation*lecture, questions, show finger shoulder  0.4   
Leadership      0.2     
Shock P      0.4       
Medical / Legal      0.4          
Communicable Diseases*gloves, passed out put on 0.3   
Anaphylaxis, allergies*lecture q&a autoinj demo use     0.3       
Quiz       0.2

Session 2 -4hr    Q&A  Cold, frostbite, eyes 0.2
Wilderness scenarios*, book, exam kits,  0.75   
Gastrointestinal – go /stay Genitourinary * [exam] 0.25   
Traction femurs splinting* demo    0.8
Movement/Carries* 2man,3man,blanket, board, 2 man 1.0   
First Aid kits*      0.4          
Extrications*         0.4
Quiz       0.2

Session 3 – 4 hr Q&A      Heat   0.25
Quiz       0.25                                             
Toxin, bites, & stings* sawyer    0.5   
Wilderness scenarios*     0.5
Lightning injury* take position    0.25   
Splinting of extremities*demo arm, do  Sam/wood 1.00   
Wound practice,* irrigation, Steri strip, compression, 1.25    
Triangle bandage, tourniquet improve + tk4 P
Session 4 -4hr  Q&A           0.2
Water purification – Sanitation*lect, Q&A Katadyn P 0.3   
Evacuation      0.5   
Oxygen delivery, pulse ox & air ways P           0.5   
Diabetes, Seizure     .25   
Wilderness scenarios*     0.5
Altitude                            0.5
Quiz - wrap up      1.25

P = PowerPoint