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The Wilderness First Aid Class is available throughout Washington State. Just a few of the cities we have visited to deliver this course. Seattle, Spokane, Tacoma, Vancouver,  Bellevue, Kent, Everett, Renton, Spokane Valley Federal Way, Ellensberg, Olympia, Portland, Boise, Meridian, Nampa, Idaho Falls, Caldwell, Pocatello, Coeur d'Alene, Twin Falls, Rexburg, Post Falls


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Course Includes

One day in classroom, and one day out of doors for practical work in the field.  Covering wilderness and remote first aid from a basic understanding of emergency response in an outdoor setting to specific techniques and considerations for a wide range of injuries and illnesses.

Wilderness First Aid.

Wilderness environments create special situations not usually encountered in an urban or suburban environment.  The ASHI Wilderness First Aid class gives first aid providers in a remote outdoor setting better preparation to respond when faced with limited resources, longer times to care for someone, and decisions about when and how fast to evacuate an ill or injured person.  This comprehensive sixteen (16) hour wilderness first aid course meets or exceeds the Boy Scouts of America Wilderness First Aid Curriculum and Doctrine Guidelines, 2017 Edition.

Training Considerations

Wilderness First Aid is available for groups of five (5) or more.  Ten (10) students is our cut off point for a single instructor.

Ten (10) or more students require an additional instructor, and will incur an additional fee.

The course is not available for open enrollment at this time, however we are taking agency/corporate bookings.

Course Timeline

The Wilderness First Aid course is completed in two (2) consecutive eight (8) hour days.

Classroom training may be at the clients site or one that we choose.

Outdoor practical training may be suggested by client, or we will find the ideal location in your general area.

Your Instructor:

Captain Thomas E. Bliss is a Licensed USCG Master Mariner & Emergency Medical Responder.

Thomas logs thousands of hours each year in various safety training courses, Emergency Medical Responder, SAR (Search and Rescue) training courses.

Captain Bliss continues to honorably serve with the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary as a COXSWAIN, USCG District 13, and as the USCG AUX Gig Harbor Detachment Leader.

Thomas Bliss (left) with unknown K9, and Ashley.
Thomas Bliss (left) with unknown K9, and Ashley.

Course topics include:

  • Preparation and Assessment
  • Preventing and Caring for Injuries and Illnesses
  • Environmental Hazards
  • Other Wilderness Considerations


• Wilderness First Aid
• Moving and Lifting
• Initial and Focused Assessments
• Shock
• Control of Bleeding
• Caring for Wounds
• Cleaning, Closing and Dressing Wounds • Burns

• Musculoskeletal Injuries
• Extended Injury Management • Poisoning
• Heat and Cold Emergencies • Bites and Stings
• Submersion (Drowning)
• Lightning Strikes
• Altitude Illnesses

Couse Sample Content

Preview Modules

WFA direct pressure

Download Spec Sheet

Download Spec Sheet

Download the spec sheet for more information on this course

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Student Handbook

Download a sample of the ASHI Student Handbook

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Supporting Media

Supporting Media

The program has some great supporting media, download a sample here.

Course Fees

Client Training Site

Providing the client has appropriate training facilities, we can conduct the entire training program in one or two locations.

Classroom facilities must ensure student comfort, be spacious enough to accommodate all students, the instructor, and associated training gear.

Out of doors training should be a remote or semi remote environment similar to where students may be applying their craft.

Should you need assistance in locating a training site please let us know; we will be glad to help.

$250 /per student.

5 student minimum
Course is 16 hours over 2 days

The Wilderness First Aid Course is available for onsite training  in Idaho, Montana, Oregon and Washington.

Northwest Response is based in Gig Harbor, Washington, 98332-9111

Travel & Lodging fees may apply for training sites beyond 75 miles from zip code 98332.

Ready To Get Started?

The Wilderness First Aid Course is available for onsite training  in Idaho, Montana, Oregon and Washington.

Northwest Response is based in Gig Harbor, Washington, 98332-9111