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.
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.
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.
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 1.10.2019.
Let us know if you take package A or B when you register to the course. Enrollment is guaranteed in terms of cancelling. You will be sent an info letter after the last enrollment day, invoice will be sent after the course.
If you have any questions about the course, please contact us; firstname.lastname@example.org, +358 40 50500355