First Aid Course Resources
WILDERNESS FIRST AID - 2012 (formerly MOFA)
Revised: January 28, 2012
Course code: Various
Class size minimum: N/A
Class size maximum: N/A
Non-members allowed enrollment: Yes
Course Fee Memebers: $160
Course Fee Non-Memebers: $205
The Mountain Oriented First Aid (MOFA) course previously offered by the Everett Mountaineers has been replaced by a new but similar course called Wilderness First Aid (WFA). Although the two curricula include many of the same concepts, the logistics are quite different and the new course offers much more flexibility for students. Questions? See below.
WHY DID WE CHANGE THE NAME?
WFA is more consistent with widely used wilderness medicine industry terminology and will therefore be recognizable outside of the Seattle area.
HOW IS WFA DIFFERENT FROM MOFA?
The biggest difference is that the course is split into two components.
The first component is a 16 hour Wilderness First Aid weekend class that will be taught by an outside vendor called Remote Medical, Inc. (RMI). You can read all about them on their website: http://www.remotemedical.com. These sessions will be offered on nine different weekends throughout the year and you can choose any of them. Nine options instead of one each year – a big benefit to the new plan! You can find the dates by searching for first aid activities on the main Mountaineers website (check the 'Everything in the Future' checkbox to see all dates available).
For administrative reasons, some sessions are designated as “Seattle” and others as “Everett”, but all sessions are open to anyone. All RMI sessions will be held at the Seattle Mountaineers Program Center in Seattle’s Magnuson Park – directions are on the Mountaineers website in the Contact Us section. Registrations for these weekend sessions, as with MOFA classes in the past, will be handled through the Mountaineers website, even if you’re not a Mountaineers member.
The second component is a four-hour WFA Scenario Session. Although the weekend course includes a few scenarios, there’s just no substitute for hands-on experience and the evening scenario sessions are designed to give you just that! Eleven scenario sessions are planned for 2012, seven at the Magnuson Park facility and four at the Snohomish County Search and Rescue facility, in Snohomish - Taylor’s Landing. Please see the main Mountaineers website for specific dates. The sessions at TL will, in general, coordinate with the RMI sessions designated as “Everett” to best support folks who live up here in the north end, but as with the RMI sessions, any student is welcome to attend any scenario session.
You need to complete the RMI WFI class before attending a scenario session, but you can register for the scenario session at any time. Registration for both Mountaineers members and non-members will take place via the Mountaineers website but there is NO CHARGE for these sessions. Students are welcome (and encouraged) to register for multiple scenario nights, either as responders or subjects, both to cement knowledge learned in the RMI session and to keep their skills current over the longer term.
Questions? Please contact Kirsten at the Everett Mountaineers.
Revised March 8, 2011
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