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Who is it for?

A Wilderness First Aid (WFA) Course is intended for non-medical professionals:

  • For people in charge and for whom medical care is a secondary responsibility
  • To be able to be good assistants to highly trained rescuer medical personnel
  • For People with outdoor skills to be better participants and/or lead modest trips
  • This class helps the first aid trained to become the care giver who can improvise in an emergency
  • Help individuals traveling in remote areas to better care for family, themselves and friends.
  • The 16 hour WFA course presents knowledge with an emphasis on practical skills and drills.

What is it?

The WFA is commonly taught as a 20 hour course with an emphasis on practical skills and drills.
Focus is on:

  • Performing a basic physical exam to identify obvious injuries or abnormalities, assessing basic aid
  • Training beyond city first aid where no others are coming to help especially with disasters
  • Learning how to improvise where you are without option of hospital care.
  • Performing a basic physical exam to identify and treat injuries and illness
  • How to obtain a relevant medical history with vital sign and report to medical personal
  • Becoming aware of hazards to prevent accidents and medical problems by anticipating the activity and environment.
  • Treatment of fractures, soft tissue injuries, small to large wounds and spine issues
  • Preventing and treating environmental problems including heat, cold, lightening and near drowning

Our Principal

David Fitzpatrick

  • Experienced Emergency Department and Family Physician.
  • Principal of IWME Fellow of the American Academy of Family Practice.
  • Fellow of the Academy of Wilderness Medicine, 1 of 300+ in the world.
  • Has taught Wilderness Medicine to nearly a thousand students.
  • He is an experienced outdoorsman and leader.

Our Trainer

Jackie Ng, Master Instructor

  • He has 22 years of experience in outdoors, first aid and leadership
  • He has the following certification and experience: Sports / rock climbing, PADI Open water diver, Jungle Survival Trainer Course, Basic, Thai and US Airbone course, Military Freefall course and ACCT Challenge Course Manager
  • ACTA certified
  • Started teaching WFA first since 2015.

Chen Zhen Yi, Master Instructor

  • She has 10 years of experience in outdoors, first aid and leadership
  • He has the following certification and experience: Sports / rock climbing, PADI Open water diver, Jungle Survival Course, Kayaking, The Leadership Challenge and ACCT Challenge Course Manager
  • ACTA certified
  • Started teaching WFA first since 2015.

Course Fee

S$480 walk-in
S$450 early bird
Fees includes: Lunches, Two textbooks, Materials and Patches

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