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Wilderness First Aid Training for Paddlers

posted Feb 16, 2014, 4:51 PM by Hamp All   [ updated Jul 30, 2018, 5:42 PM by Melinda Moree ]

Wilderness First Aid (WFA) with a Paddling Focus 

Event: Wilderness First Aid (WFA) Certification Clinic for Paddlers - offered in partnership with Kayak Academy and Salmon Bay Paddle

Dates: 5 / 6 April 2014

Description: This clinic is designed to provide a basic first aid skill set for use wilderness settings.  It is further designed to address potential injuries and scenarios that might be encountered in a kayaking or Stand Up Paddleboarding (SUP) environment.

Objective:  To prepare kayakers and SUP paddlers to respond to injuries in wilderness settings.  The goal of the clinic is to certify students in basic wilderness first aid skills and to provide essential response skills for injuries and scenarios that could be encountered in remote environments.

Lead Instructors:  Paramedic/EMT and Trauma Nurse Instructors provided by internationally recognized staff from Remote Medical International.  More info and instructor bios available at

Location:  Lake Sammamish State Park, Mountains to Sound Facility, 2000 NW Lake Sammamish Road, Issaquah, WA 98027

Minimum / Maximum Number of Students: 15 minimum / 30 maximum

Personal equipment requirements: Cold water paddling gear (including dry suit, wet suit  or equivalent), PFD, helmet, paddle

Boat requirement: Suitable Sea / Whitewater / Recreational kayak (Sit-on-top or closed deck) or Stand Up Paddleboard

Cost: $250 - $270 for two full days (attendance over 20 students will reduce cost)

Deposit requirement:  Full payment due by 10 March to hold your spot in the clinic.

If interested, please contact Barb Gronseth at Kayak Academy 206-257-1825 or email or Hamp All at 360-908-1999.

Come on out and improve your wilderness first aid knowledge and achieve Wilderness First Aid (WFA) certification!