2116 - Advanced Wilderness First Aid

The SOLO Advanced Wilderness First Aid Course allows you to build upon your existing knowledge and experience gained in the the Wilderness First Aid Course. Advanced Wilderness First Aid focuses on field immersive training and improvisation. The course emphasizes leadership skills and presents new skills such as litter packaging and traction splinting. Students learn how to build litters and conduct evacuations in the wilderness.

The Advanced Wilderness First Aid (AWFA) course will help you prepare for the unexpected. This fast-paced, hands-on training is designed to meet the needs of trip leaders, camp staff, outdoor enthusiasts and individuals working in remote locations. It will introduce you to caring for people who become ill or injured far from definitive medical care. Classroom lectures and demonstrations are combined with realistic scenarios where mock patients will challenge you to integrate your learning. At the end of the course, you will have the knowledge, skills and ability to make sound decisions in emergency situations.

The AWFA is the perfect course for the outdoor enthusiast or trip leader who wants an advanced level of first aid training for short/ medium length trips with family, friends, and outdoor groups. It also meets the ACA guidelines.

Course Prerequisite:
Students must hold a current SOLO Wilderness First Aid certification in order to take this course.

Certification Received:
Participants successfully completing the course will receive a certification from SOLO in Advanced Wilderness First Aid certification, which is good for 2 years.

SOLO is among the leaders in Wilderness Medicine Training and certification. Coffee and snacks will be provided each day. This course will be held at Wasserman Park in Merrimack, NH.

Due to COVID 19; we are capping class sizes to no more than 12 people. Classroom space will be setup to allow for students to remain 6ft apart during didactic lessons.

For practical work, students are paired with one person, and one person only. These people will work together during practical sessions /assessments and otherwise will be expected to remain separated during class. The pair will remain the same from day one through day two. We will not be teaching group scenarios and will also only discuss certain components, such as patient lifting and moving.


Please note effective, January 1, 2020: Those students who are looking to use the Wilderness First Aid Course to renew their Wilderness First Responder Training SOLO has implemented a new policy regarding certification. Only students holding a current SOLO WFR Card will be allowed to use the two day Wilderness First Aid Course. If your WFR certification is from an organization other than SOLO; then you must take the 2 Day SOLO WFR Review course instead of Wilderness First Aid.

Program Type Training & Certification
Program Subcategory -
Program Code 2116
Online Registration Yes
Enrollment Begin Date 12/3/2020
Enrollment End Date 3/18/2021 12:59 PM
Paul Knight, SOLO Wilderness Medicine
Gender Any Gender
Grade Minimium -
Maximum -
Age Minimum 14
Maximum 99
Merrimack Resident
Residency Restriction -None-
Membership Restrictions -
Amount $170.00
Residency Restriction -None-
Membership Restrictions -
Amount $170.00
Saturday - 03/20/2021
Start Time 8:00 AM
End Time 5:00 PM
Location Function Hall @ Wasserman Park
Sunday - 03/21/2021
Start Time 8:00 AM
End Time 5:00 PM
Location Function Hall @ Wasserman Park