Wilderness First Aid Class

Wilderness First Aid Class

May 4 and 5, 2024  8am – 6pm
Bath Freight Shed
27 Commercial St
Bath Maine

This course is now sold out. You can contact the MFS office at 207-443-4242 to be added to the wait list for the course.

This two-day, 16-hour course is taught by the professional instructors of Wilderness Medical Associates. It prepares students to manage a medical event in remote environments such as offshore or in the backcountry. This course is perfect for those who engage in day or overnight cruises or are looking to earn certification for professional opportunities. Topics include the assessment and management of traumatic injuries, circulatory, nervous, and respiratory system problems, common injuries such as sprains and strains, weather-related injuries, and the use of improvised materials in remote settings. 

Our community’s passion for maritime history and ingenuity forms the backdrop of this hands-on course in remote first aid. We are thrilled to host this workshop on the shores of the Kennebec River in historic downtown Bath Maine. Course participants may include a handful of volunteer crewe from the pinnace Virginia

Instructor: Jason Barschdorf: Wilderness Medicine Associates

Jason Barschdorf has been an instructor with Wilderness Medical Associates since 2001. He got his start in the outdoor experiential education field in 1998 working with the youth of New Jersey before moving south to teach environmental education in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. He has since migrated back north to his home state of Maine. When not on course for WMA he splits his time between a local fire department, a family roofing business, and working as a Physician Assistant in the Portland area. When left unsupervised, you can find Jason cruising or racing sailboats in Casco Bay, or desperately to keep up with his family and friends in the mountains and on the rivers of the northeast.

Important Information

Upon completion of the course, students will receive a 3-year WFA Certification.  A separate CPR workshop will be offered as part of the class.

Minimum age: 16

Price: $350 

If you are interested in supporting the work of Maine’s First Ship, you can choose to add a donation to defray the cost of first aid training for our Volunteer Crewe


Participants are offered a 10% discount on a one or two night stay at the Benjamin Packard House or the Pryor House Inn. Please contact the property owner and mention you are a participant in a Maine’s First Ship Wilderness Medicine Course. The inn is walking distance from the Bath Freight Shed through the city’s historic district.

Benjamin Packard House or call 207-443-6004

Pryor House Bed & Breakfast or call 207-443-1146

To register for the course, you must register with Maine’s First Ship using the form below. Before the workshop, you will also need to register with Wilderness Medical Associates using the instructions below.

Wilderness Medical Associates uses an education platform called Moodle for pre-course paperwork and post-course evaluations and PDF certifications. The following steps will guide you through creating an account and enrolling into your course. Please visit our Moodle Help page for more assistance.

Step 1 (NEW): Click on this enrollment link or copy it and paste it into a web browser: https://courses.wildmed.com/login/index.php?enrollkey=33662

  • Existing users, sign in using your WMA Moodle login information. The ‘enrollment key’ will be entered automatically. When you click ‘Log in’, you will be automatically enrolled in your upcoming course. If the enrollment key does not populate, enter 33662.
  • New users, click ‘Create new account’ and follow the directions on the New Account page. The ‘enrollment key’ will be entered automatically. You will be automatically enrolled in your upcoming course when your account is created. If the enrollment key does not populate, enter 33662.

Note: The enrollment link above is for enrollment only. Once enrolled, please use https://courses.wildmed.com/login/index.php to log in and access your course via the Dashboard.

Step 2: Complete the Start Here and Course Paperwork Sections. Complete these sections as directed in your course. Please review the Start Here section and complete all items in the Required Pre-Course Paperwork section to unlock additional pre-course work, if applicable.

After Your Course: Course Evaluation & WMA Certification Card. Once you have completed your course, you can 1) complete a course evaluation and 2) generate a PDF copy of your WMA certification. Both are located in the Course Evaluation and Electronic Certification section.