River Safety Training

Wilderness First Aid

This year Wilderness First Aid (WFA) will be offered the weekend of September 25-26, 2021, at Milo McIver State Park. Travis Reid will be the Primary Instructor.

This is a fast paced, fun weekend course that teaches and strengthens First Aid skills.  The cost of instruction is highly subsidized by the OWA Safety & Training program.  Accidents happen and whitewater is inherently dangerous.  The WFA course is designed to help you Asses and Plan how to mitigate emergency situations. 

Any questions, please send an email to safety(at)oregonwhitewater.org.

Wilderness First Aid (WFA)


Wilderness First Aid (WFA)

September 25-26, 2021


Lead Instruction: Travis Reid, Oregon Rescue LLC

Registration Fee (Non-Refundable)

OWA Members $70 per person - This amount is highly subsidized by OWA

Non-members $100 per person (comes with a free 1 year membership!)

Lunch:  Lunch will NOT be provided. We will have drinks and snacks

Location:  Milo McIver State Park

Time:  Sat/Sun 8:00 am – 5:00 pm - Attending the entire class is necessary to receive the certifications.

Camping:  Very limited camping is available for this training. Contact Matt if you are interested in camping.

Age Limit:  Please be at least age 16 to participate (no exceptions)

Course Description:  The Wilderness First Aid (WFA) course provides introductory medical skills to individuals working or playing in remote environments. Through a hands-on and scenario-based approach, this course offers the skills and confidence needed to make informed medical decisions when definitive care is hours away. The WFA includes short lectures, interactive labs, and realistic practice scenarios that help students master the central concepts of remote medicine and effectively respond to an emergency if necessary.   The WFA includes an introduction to a broad range of medical skills and topics, including:

  • Scene Safety and Site Control
  • Patient Assessment System
  • Lifting & Moving Patients
  • Musculoskeletal & Spinal Injury Management
  • Wound Management & Infection
  • Respiratory & Cardiac Emergencies
  • Metabolic & Allergic Reactions
  • Immersion & Submersion
  • Cold / Heat Emergencies
  • CPR & AED and More.
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Wilderness First Aid (WFA) - New Member


New Member Price: $100

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