This 72-80 hour course is the industry standard for adventure and rafting guides, Search And Rescue, as well as outdoor leaders.
Typically taught over 7 to 9 days, WFR teaches students to become proficient as wilderness medicine providers, dealing with medical emergencies in the backcountry where help is significantly delayed.
Whether you venture into your local park or deep into the backcountry, having a solid foundation of first aid skills instills confidence.
Now required by the Boy Scouts for many of its High Adventure programs (such as Philmont & Northern Tier), this two-day intensive wilderness first aid course offers an intro to wilderness medicine.
Gain the skills needed to recognize and manage both common and life-threatening emergencies by taking an American Red Cross class.
These hands-on training courses can help you save the life of a family member, a friend, or a stranger by preparing you to correctly & confidently respond to potential life-threatening emergencies.
M. German, Mountain Rescue
This was by far the most extensive medical training that I have ever had. The course was very well presented and understandable. I learned a great deal that I'll be able to use in the future in both SAR and Boy Scouts.
L. Siegler, Boy Scout Leader
I walked out of your class feeling empowered. I learned a great deal and feel well equipped and comfortable to lead a group of 15-year-olds this summer for our teen adventure program. Overall, really impressed!
E. Batizado, Nat'l Ski Patrol
I'll be quite honest with you - after going through OEC for National Ski Patrol, I wish that they'd been as thorough and in-depth as you all. Your WFR course was intense, but I learned a lot and feel even better prepared!
Sponsor a Course at Your Location!
Sponsoring a Center for Wilderness Safety course at your location is a great way to offer wilderness medicine & American Red Cross courses for your employees, members and even the general public.
Many Scout troops, Search And Rescue teams, and outdoor organizations host courses at a location of their choosing across the East Coast throughout the year. Sponsoring a course is also a great way to earn revenue for your group or organization! LEARN MORE