Bridge (from WAFA to WFR) Vierumäki

Outward Bound® Finland has been organizing Wilderness First Aid courses with Wilderness Medical Associates since 1999 around Finland. WMA courses are highly valued among the outdoor professionals.


The course is cancelled for now due to Covid19


Description and objectives of the training



The WAFA to WFR Bridge course upgrades the Wilderness Advanced First Aid to a Wilderness First Responder (WFR) in 4 days. This course must be taken within 3 years of receiving the WMA International WAFA certification or an equivalent from another provider. The WFR is the definitive medical training course for all outdoor professionals and enthusiasts. This course may be used as a recertification for those holding a current WFR certification or equivalent from another provider whose original WFR training was at least 64 hours in length.

This course is presented in 36 to 40 hours over 4 days. Typically, mornings are devoted to lectures, discussions and quizzes, with afternoons devoted to outdoor practical skills and scenarios. Evenings are reserved for study and assignments. Expect rescue scenarios with made-up victims and simulated wounds to prepare you for backcountry emergencies.

All eligible students who successfully complete the WAFA to WFR Bridge course will receive WMA International’s Wilderness First Responder certification including anaphylaxis, and BLS/Healthcare Provider-Level CPR or equivalent. All WMA International certifications remain valid for three years. This certification can be used to challenge the DOT First Responder Exam, which is at the discretion of the local or state EMS authorities.

The course starts at 9:00 am. Course is held in English and also all the materials are in English.



Package A

Includes teaching, all the  equipment needed during the course, study material, lunches and dinners -starting on lunch till last day’s lunch. Package A does not include accommodation. 



Package B 

Includes accommodation teaching, all the  equipment needed during the course, study material, lunches and dinners -starting on lunch till last day’s lunch. 



Enrollment and enquiries


Fill in the enrollment form before  2.10.2020.

Let us know if you take package A or B when you register to the course.

If you need extra nights before or after the course, please book it directly from Vierumäki:

Enrollment is guaranteed in terms of cancelling. You will be sent an info letter and invoice after the last enrollment day.

If you have any questions about the course, please contact us.





Date: 16.11.2020 - 19.11.2020

Place: Vierumäki

Price: 550 € / person

Outward Bound Finland enrollment form

Remember that by sending the enrollment form you commit to participate for the course and there are terms for cancelling in our courses that you can read about from the course information.

Before you book your flights, please wait that we contact you from OBF and confirm that there will be enough
participants for the course and we will run it.


I have read, understood and accepted the participation rate and the cancellation policy. *