Wilderness Remote First Aid Class

A Wilderness and Remote First Aid Class is offered every fall at Guye Cabin.

WRFA is a 16 hour first aid course for the wilderness traveler.

The next class will be offered Oct 26-28, 2018.

NOTE: CPR/AED is required

Wilderness and Remote First Aid is designed for people whose volunteer activities or favorite activities take them to remote wilderness settings where Emergency Medical Services responders may be an hour or more away.

Major portions of the course are designed to be taught outdoors.

CPR/AED certification is required, and offered separately.

  • Head (Brain), Neck and Spinal Injuries
  • Wounds and Wound Infection
  • Hypothermia
  • Heat-Related Emergencies
  • Allergies and Anaphylaxis
  • Altitude-Related Illnesses
  • Bone and Joint Injuries
  • Burns

The class involves hands-on, interactive learning. Wear casual clothes suitable for working on the ground and outdoors (getting dirty). Bring cold weather, and wet weather gear. A change of clothes is also recommended in case it gets wet.

This course is held at Guye Cabin beginning at 6:00 PM Friday evening and continues through Sunday evening approximately 5:00 PM. Be prepared for fall unpredictable weather, as a good portion of the class will be held outdoors, come rain, snow, or shine. You’ll need to bring food for the weekend, including breakfasts, snacks, and lunches.  Dinner Saturday will be provided by your friendly WRFA instructors.

Course Attendance

Participation is required at all class sessions.

Please do not register for the class unless you can commit to attend all class sessions.


Registration is open now and closes when all spaces are allotted. The class will fill very quickly.

To register, just send an email to Eileen Sliwinski


Once you have his confirmation email that you are in, you can mail the check to the WAC address below.

Wait list

If the course is full, a few people may be placed on a wait list.

Cancellation Policy

In order to receive a refund for a WRFA Course, the cancellation must be made by the last day of registration. There are no refunds for no-shows or drop-outs. No partial refunds will be given.


You must be a member of the Washington Alpine Club to take any classes offered by the WAC. To take advantage of all this great Club has to offer just Apply now…

If space available then members of other  Outdoor Clubs including our friends the Mountaineers, Snoqualmie Nordic, and WSTC can join the class.


$150 total~ (includes 2 nights at Guye Cabin)

 1.  You MUST order your own participant’s set from the Red Cross and bring it to the first night of class


($15.95 + tax/shipping)

2.  CPR/AED certification is required. We’ll do a separate class (if there is demand for it) with Red Cross or Seattle medic II


and finally-

3.  Pay for the WAC portion ($120):

You need to be a WAC member to take (and pay for) this class.  After you’ve confirmed your registration with Nathaniel Harrison (nathanielharrison@gmail.com) and have become an active member of the WAC, sign-in, return to this page, and a link to pay for the class will appear below.

The WAC recommends both CPR/AED for all its members!

There are three options for getting CPR/AED training & certification

1.  The Seattle Fire Department’s Medic II Program provides Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) classes to the general public. Seattle firefighters, as well as others from fire departments throughout King County, serve as instructors for Medic II. Classes are held in convenient locations throughout the region and are available for a $25 donation.

Please call 206-684-7274 to register and for more information on class dates, times, and locations. http://www.seattle.gov/fire/medics/medicTwo.htm

2.  The Bellevue Fire Department teaches both child/infant and adult American Heart Association CPR classes.  These are regularly scheduled and held at the Bellevue Public Safety Training Center (1838 ­ 116th Avenue NE, Bellevue) from 7 to 10 pm. You can currently call (425) 452-6885 to find out when a class convenient for you is being taught.

3.  The Red Cross offers CPR and other classes.

Questions or more information?

Eileen Sliwinski at