The First Aid Committee is currently monitoring the situation related to COVID-19.  Due to the unavoidable close personal contact involved in teaching and practicing first aid, the fall 2020 session of MFA has been canceled


The Mazamas offer several first aid courses each year.

Mountaineering First Aid (MFA)

A 30-hour course that is designed to teach the first-aider how to apply first aid skills in the wilderness, perform advanced patient assessment, improvise equipment and cope with wilderness-specific conditions. It will introduce you to caring for people who become ill or injured far from definitive medical care. Emphasis is placed on long term patient care management and specific injury evaluation. Get MFA Information.

Mountaineering First Aid Recert

There are two options designed to recertify those who need to re-up their first aid skills. Applicants must have a current first aid certification or be within their one year grace period, either MFA or WFR. Get MFA Recert Information.


Adult CPR & AED through The American Heart Association (AHA). The course is a blend of on-line course work first, and then practice/skills test CPR class at the Mazamas Mountaineering Center (MMC). Get CPR Info.

Hike Leader First Aid

The Heartsaver® 'First Aid/CPR AED' course is designed to prepare students to provide first aid, perform CPR and use an automated external defibrillator (AED) in a safe, timely, and effective manner. This is a blended-learning course - you will be completing coursework online and participating in an in-person skills test at the Mazama Mountaineering Center (MMC). Get Upcoming Hike Leader First Aid Training Dates.