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 Wilderness Remote First Aid Class

A Wilderness and Remote First Aid Class is offered every fall at Guye Cabin.

WRFA is a 16 hour first aid course for the wilderness traveler.


CPR/AED is required- Class TBD


The next class will be Fri (6pm) Sat Sun November 14/15/16, 2014


Wilderness and Remote First Aid is designed for people whose volunteer activities or favorite activities take them to remote wilderness settings where Emergency Medical Service responders may be an hour or more away.


Major portions of the course are designed to be taught outdoors.

CPR/AED certification is required, and offered separately.

Head (Brain), Neck and Spinal Injuries
Wounds and Wound Infection
Heat-Related Emergencies
Allergies and Anaphylaxis
Altitude-Related Illnesses
Bone and Joint Injuries


The class involves hands-on, interactive learning. Wear casual clothes suitable for working on the ground and outdoors (getting dirty). Bring cold weather, and wet weather gear. A change of clothes is also recommended in case it gets wet.

This course is held at Guye Cabin beginning at 6:00 PM Friday evening and continues through Sunday evening ending at approximately 5:00 PM. Be prepared for fall unpredictable weather, as a good portion of the class will be held outdoors, come rain, snow, or shine. You'll need to bring food for the weekend, including breakfast, snacks, lunch, and dinner for Sat.

Course Attendance

Participation is required at all class sessions.

Please do not register for the class unless you can commit to attend all class sessions.



Registration is open now and closes when all spaces are allotted. The class will fill very quickly. You must be a WAC or BoeAlps member to take the course.

We encourage students to commit to taking the Instructor Course, and helping with future classes.


To register, just send an email to Nathaniel Harrison nathanielharrison@gmail.com

Once you have his confirmation email that you are in, you can mail the check to the WAC address below.


Wait list

If a course is full, a few people may be placed on a wait list.


Cancellation Policy

In order to receive a refund for the WRFA Course, the cancellation must be made by the last day of registration. There are no refunds for no-shows or drop-outs. No partial refunds will be given.



You must be a member of the Washington Alpine Club to take any WAC offered classes. To take advantage of all this great Club has to offer just Apply now...

The WAC could make some spaces available to other Outdoor Clubs including our friends the Mountaineers, Snoqualmie Nordic, and WSTC.  Just contact us if you're interested.



$150 total~ (includes 2 nights at Guye Cabin) 


1. You MUST order your own participant's set from the Red Cross and bring it to the first night of class http://www.redcrossstore.org/Shopper/Product.aspx?UniqueItemId=543
$15.95 + tax/shipping


2. CPR/AED certification is required. We'll do a separate class the week of November 3rd

with Red Cross or Seattle medic II) ($30)  Please stand by for a firm date


and finally-

3. Send your check for the WAC portion ($120) to:

WRFA Class
Washington Alpine Club
PO Box 352
Seattle, WA 98111

WAC organizer is Nathaniel Harrison

You can contact him at: nathanielharrison@gmail.com

We are in need of people interested in becoming certified to teach WRFA! Want to help the WAC organize and teach Remote Wilderness First Aid classes?


Become a WRFA Instructor! Classes are given in the fall when we have enough people interested.

Do you want to improve your first aid knowledge and skills? Would you like to help out your fellow WAC'ers and give something back to the club? Become a WRFA instructor! If you have a current WRFA card, join an instructor course!


WRFA Instructor Courses are offered in the fall once a year!

The WAC recommends both CPR/AED for all its members!

There are three options for geting CPR/AED training & certification


1. The Seattle Fire Department's Medic II Program provides Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) classes to the general public. Seattle firefighters, as well as others from fire departments throughout King County, serve as instructors for Medic II. Classes are held in convenient locations throughout the region and are available for a $25 donation.

Please call 206-684-7274 to register and for more information on class dates, times, and locations. http://www.seattle.gov/fire/medics/medicTwo.htm



2. The Bellevue Fire Department teaches both child/infant and adult American Heart Association CPR classes.  These are regularly scheduled and held at the Bellevue Public Safety Training Center (1838 ­ 116th Avenue NE, Bellevue) from 7 to 10 pm. You can currently call (425) 452-6885 to find out when a class convenient for you is being taught.


3. The Red Cross offers CPR and other classes.



Questions or more information?

Nathaniel Harrison at 


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