Wilderness First Aid (WFA) Certification Course – Chattanooga
Learn the basics of Wilderness First Aid with SOLO Southeast’s expert instructors in Chattanooga, TN.
This entry-level course is ideal for those weekend warriors getting out on the trails and into adventures. In this two-day (16 hour) course, you will learn the basics of first aid under instruction from SOLO Southeast’s expert instructors – topics range from trip preparation and prevention to medical assessment and treatment. Students will enjoy learning skills in hands-on scenarios as well as classroom settings!
Successful completion of this course provides a two-year certification. This course does not include CPR – American Safety and Health Institute (ASHI) CPR and AED training is offering on the first night of WFA courses for an additional $40.
What You’ll Learn
- Patient Assessment
- Patient Lifting & Moving
- Shock Assessment
- Environmental Issues
- Medical Issues
Skills You’ll Aquire
- Proper Documentation
- Bandaging Skills
- How to Stop Bleeding Wounds
- Recognizing Infection
- Treating burns, frostbite, hypothermia, and more
What to Expect
Students should check in at least 30 minutes prior to course start time at the Enterprise South Nature Park Welcome Center. Each day begins at 9AM and concludes at 5PM, and students will receive a one-hour lunch break (lunch is not provided, please bring your lunch). There are kitchen facilities available for your use (refrigerator and microwave). This 16-hour course is a two-year certification. All materials needed for this course will be included. CPR is not covered, but is offered as an additional course on the evening of the first night for an additional charge. Students will observe and participate in both indoor and outdoor scenarios and should dress appropriately for the season.
2021 Dates coming soon.
- Primary gear and equipment
- All course materials
- Professionally trained instructors
NOC Provides the primary gear needed for each course.
Course participants should plan to have seasonally appropriate clothing as we will spend a significant amount of time outside. The following list is to supplement the clothing you will be wearing. If you have trouble locating some of these items please call us as we have a limited amount to loan.
You should plan to have clothing appropriate to the season in which you will be taking the class, as you will spend a significant amount of time outside. The following list is to SUPPLEMENT the clothing you will be wearing. If you have trouble locating some of these items please call us as we have a limited amount for loan.
Necessary Items (for All Classes)
- Backpack to put everything in (medium to large)
- Rain gear (tops and bottoms)
- Layers of clothing (for splinting exercises and to keep yourself warm during scenarios)
- Warm hat or sun hat
- Water bottles (at least 1 qt/litre)
- Some snacks
- Pen and notepad
- Wrist Watch (cell phone is not sufficient)
- Footwear appropriate to the terrain (closed toes, no flip flops)
- Insect repellent
(Optional for WFA, Required for AWFA, WFR, WEMT, WEMT Module)
- Old Sleeping bag or blanket
- Footwear you don’t mind getting wet
- Plastic tarp or groundsheet (min 6’X6’)
- Sleeping pad (ensolite or thermarest)
- Personal first aid kit (Band-Aids etc)
- Trekking poles (useful but not required)
Students must be at least 14 years of age. All minors must be accompanied by an adult.
Participants are responsible for providing their own meals, snacks, and water.