Wilderness First Aid

In-Person & Hybrid


The purpose of the American Red Cross Wilderness and Remote First Aid Course is to provide specific training for those who work and/or live in wilderness areas where Emergency Medical Service (EMS) response is delayed 30 minutes or more.

Course Delivery

100% in-person training is offered for groups, crews, teams, offices, etc. Contact us to discuss the goals and outcomes of this training and book a course!

Hybrid training combines a virtual lecture-based portion (always led by a live Expedition School instructor) with an in-person skills checkoff.

What You’ll Learn

Course Topics
  • First aid skills in a delayed-help environment
  • Mechanisms of injury
  • Scene size up
  • Patient assessment
  • Head to toe physical assessment
  • Medical history
  • Vital signs
  • Search and rescue
  • Documentation
  • Evacuation considerations
  • Emergency moves
  • Going for help
  • Musculoskeletal injuries
  • Splinting
  • Head and neck injuries
  • Concussions
  • Wound care
  • Stopping a life threatening bleed
  • Chest and lung trauma
  • Heat and cold related illnesses
  • Environmental emergencies
  • Altitude
  • Avalanche
  • Drowning
  • Toxic plants
  • Bites and stings
  • Diabetic emergencies
  • Seizures
  • Asthma
  • Anaphylaxis
  • Strokes
  • Infectious disease transmission and prevention
Course Materials

Upon registration, students will receive a welcome packet from The Expedition School. This will detail the specifics of the course, including course handouts, manuals, and video supplements. Students are responsible for bringing their course materials to every class.

What to Bring


  • Internet-connected device with sufficient bandwidth to accommodate virtual learning platform
  • Distraction-free & noise-free environment


  • Downloaded course materials on your laptop or mobile device
  • Digital method of taking notes (pen and paper provided)
  • Hydration System + Snacks and/or Meal(s)
  • Appropriate cloth face covering or face mask
  • Alcohol based sanitizer solution to disinfect surfaces and hands
  • Sunscreen, hat, sunglasses 
  • Extra set of contact lenses (or your glasses)
  • Weather appropriate clothing 
  • Any pertinent personal current medication(s) (epi pen, bronchodilator, anti-seizure medication, etc.)
What to Wear


  • Weather appropriate clothing
  • Appropriate cloth face covering or face mask
    • American Red Cross Wilderness and Remote First Aid
    • Valid for 2 years




    16 hours

    Updated: 1/1/2024

    Private Course

    $300 per student; Minimum of 6 for course to make. Contact us for more details.

    New Offering!

    TES Membership

    TES Membership

    TES Membership

    New for 2024, we are now offering the ability to maintain and recertify through a recurring continuing education membership plan with The Expedition School.

    Access to Unlimited CE Courses For 1 Year


    • CE Courses are no more than 1 hour in length
    • Designed to serve as continuing education for recertifying students
    • Students may choose which courses they attend
    • CE Requirements provided for students to track progress
    • Full recertification upon completion of all CE Requirements

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