Events > 2020 > February > NOLS Wilderness First Aid Course (WFA)

About this event:

Created by Carol Reiser

Chattahoochee Nature Center
USD 220.00

NOLS WILDERNESS FIRST AID (WFA) – Saturday & Sunday, February 22-23, 2020 from 8:00am-5:00pm

EARLY BIRD SPECIAL – $20 off prior to December 15th!

Cancellation policy – Full refund available prior to January 22, 2020.  After that date, refunds offered only if course is full and someone on the waiting list completes their registration.

(CPR for Adults & Children offered separately – Friday, February 21, 2020 from 6:30-9:30pm)

The NOLS Wilderness First Aid (WFA) certification course will help you prepare for the unexpected. This fast paced, hands-on training is designed to meet the needs of individuals, trip coordinators, and instructors paddling and camping in remote locations. It will introduce you to caring for people who become ill or injured far from definitive medical care. Classroom lectures and demonstrations are combined with realistic scenarios where mock patients will challenge you to integrate your learning. At the end of the course, you’ll have the knowledge, skills and ability to make sound decisions in emergency situations.

Taught by seasoned instructors, this two day course will take place at the Chattahoochee Nature Center in Roswell, Georgia. Learning takes place both in the classroom and in outdoor settings with lectures and hands-on, experiential workshops and scenarios regardless of weather conditions. Come prepared for wet, muddy, cold or hot environments which will help prepare you for the real thing!

Price:                     $220 early bird special/$240 after December 15, 2019 (meals not included)

Dates:                   Saturday & Sunday, February 22 & 23, 2020

Hours:                   8:00am-5:00pm with 1 hour lunch break

Location:              Chattahoochee Nature Center, 9135 Willeo Rd, Roswell, GA 30075, 770.992.2055

GCA Contact:       Carol Reiser, 404.597.2128, creiser11@gmail.com

Certification Received:            NOLS Wilderness First Aid

An AHA approved ASHI Adult/Child CPR Course including AED is being offered separately on the Friday night preceding the WFA course at the price of $45 for early bird registration/$55 after December 15, 2019.

Additional Information for Those Interested in the Course –

This 2-day course gives 16 hours of contact time in a learning setting. Teaching methods include an emphasis on lectures and hands-on, experiential workshops and scenarios. Your rescue gear needs to be packed and ready to go at any moment throughout the course. Please refer to and follow the WFA Gear List which you will receive prior to the course and contact us with any questions you may have.

Bad things happen outdoors and usually in bad weather! So, be prepared for the weather…dress in layers that you can remove indoors or in the sun, and layer up when we go outside. Full rain protection is a necessity, both rain tops and pants. Your comfort and ability to pay attention during this intense course will be helped if you stay well-hydrated and have snacks on hand to munch during class.

There is no exam for this course. Certification is based on student participation and instructor observation. WFR Recerts and WEMTs will be required to take a 50 question test and must score 70% or better and need to successfully complete a practical exam during the course. The course ends near 5:00pm on the last day with any required exams, student evaluations of the experience, and graduation. Please do not make travel plans that require an earlier departure or you will have to make alternative testing arrangements at a later course.