Wilderness First Aid and CPR Course

Registration for this course is FULL.

The Mountain Institute’s Spruce Knob Mountain Center, Circleville, WV.

March 31 – April 2, 2017.

We will be offering a Wilderness First Responder (WFR) course in August 2017 and the Wilderness First Aid (WFA) course this time next year. Hope to see you there! Updated 3/8/17

Our Wilderness First Aid (WFA) and CPR  is a 16-hour, 2-day long course that focuses on the basic skills of:
  • response and assessment
  • musculoskeletal injuries
  • environmental emergencies
  • survival skills
  • soft tissue injuries and
  • medical emergencies.
The WFA class is perfect for the outdoor enthusiast or trip leader who wants or needs a basic level of first aid training for short trips with family, friends, or outdoor groups. This course meets and/or exceeds the minimum requirements for many outdoor pursuits, including club or camp employment, plus guiding and leading trips for many organizations. Participants receive a SOLO WFA certification upon completion, which is good for two years. Participants can also get certified or recertified in CPR. The course can be used to recertify a Wilderness First Responder (WFR).


CPR– Friday, March 31, 6:00-9:30 pm

WFA– Saturday, April 1, 8:00 am to Sunday April 2 at 6:30 pm


The Mountain Institute’s Spruce Knob Mountain Center, 18 Woodlands Way, Circleville, WV 26804


WFA – $210.00   Includes course, tent space, and access to bath house.

CPR – $35

WFA as a WFR Review – $15 payable to SOLO upon completion.

Meals – $70.00. Includes dinner March 31st and breakfast, lunch and dinner April 1-2.

Lodging – Bed in the dorm – $10.00 per night.

For more information, call Spruce Knob Mountain Center at (304) 567-2632.

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