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Wilderness First Aid

This 2-day WRFA course emphasizes experiential learning and major portions of the course are taught in outdoor settings


Pinelands Adventures is excited to partner with NOLS, the industry leader in wilderness medicine, to offer a Wilderness First Aid class!

Prepare for the unexpected with this engaging, hands-on introduction to wilderness medicine, taught over two or two and a half days. If you like to take short trips relatively close to medical resources, work at wilderness camps, enjoy weekend family outdoor activities, or recreate outdoors, this course is for you.

This course is great for people of all experience levels, and is best suited for those who recreate outdoors where EMS response can be expected in a timely manner (fewer than eight hours). You’ll learn the Patient Assessment System, how to provide effective first aid treatments for injuries and illnesses common in the outdoors, and how to make appropriate evacuation decisions.

You’ll learn both in the classroom and in outdoor settings regardless of weather, so come prepared for wet, muddy, cold or hot environments!

This is a two day, 18 hour class! Must be at least 16 years old to participate.

an instructor is demonstrating how to treat hypothermia

This course consists of two 8-hour days. Check-in is between 7:30 am and 7:45 am on the first day. On subsequent days, please plan on arriving by 7:45 AM. Course days run from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM with an hour-long break for lunch at midday.

This course will be taught at the barn at Pinelands Preservation Alliance at 17 Pemberton Rd, Southampton, NJ 08088. Click here for directions!

The class format involves lectures integrated with practical scenarios, case studies, and skills practice sessions. Attendance is required at all classes.
Successful course completion will earn the following NOLS Wilderness Medicine certifications

  • Wilderness First Aid
  • Epinephrine Auto-injector

Certification valid for 2 years upon successful completion of course.